Okay, so you won't see penguins marching around with picket signs protesting California's Proposition 8, but apparently penguins have been observed exhibiting homosexual behavior for some time now.
Interestingly, German zookeepers were monitoring a specific male couple that made attempts to mate with each other. This 'gay' couple also tried to take rocks and attempted to hatch them as though they were eggs.
Boy, they really wanted to start a family.
And even more interestingly, a heterosexual penguin couple abandoned their egg for whatever reason. The egg was given to the homosexual penguin couple. They cared for it until it hatched.
Now the male couple cares for their brand new little chick.
A happy family.
So is nature trying to teach us something?
Read the story for yourself here: 'Gay Penguins' Rear Adopted Chick