Gays are okay with people feeling better than them. Gays do want to keep their lifestyle to themselves, but their quality of life is purposefully infringed upon by these "pro-family" organizations. Most want to lead normal lives like the rest of America, but because they bond outside the law their relationships don't matter.
Federal law protects against discrimination because of race, religion, ethnicity, age, sex, and disabilities. You'll notice something is missing. Gay partnerships do not matter to the IRS, to federal law, or to employers. It is fully legal to discriminate as an employer and landlord (though that is starting to change) specifically on the basis of sexual orientation. Over 1000 benefits and privileges enjoyed by heterosexual couples are denied to gays. Some criticize the mayors for not having examples of discrimination to justly block the expansion of Chick-fil-a. That's missing the point- discrimination against homosexuals is all too often not legally considered discrimination to begin with.
This is not simply an omission. It is the expressed political platform of both the national Democratic and Republican parties to prevent fully equal status of gay partnerships. I would like to believe that this cause is championed in the name of pure theocracy, in which case it would be intellectually honest. It is more accurate to say that many equate homosexuality to mating with wild animals, to molesting and abusing innocent children, to rape, and to fetishism. We have seen this occur in this thread, as if the consensual loving relationship between two males or females in the manner of a male and a female is equivalent to a heinous crime.
To say that gays are a minority, so they should keep quiet, or they are an abomination against God, so should be rightly punished, is missing the point. Gays pay taxes. They serve on jury duty. They make your hair look fabulous
or work in the office alongside you. They might even be your neighbors. They're normal Americans who generally want the same recognition that heterosexual couples get. They might still ask you to accept them, and you may still be disgusted by their pride parades. Fine. They at least want the law to accept them as full citizens, and that is what this is all about.
Now the media frenzy to create a summer story, or the politicians' scramble to score points is another matter. But this is really about gays. And honestly, the group of people who have the full financial attention and social respect are the Christians. Playing martyr like the world's going to end, like Satan the lord of darkness himself is stirring your coffee at Starbucks and also
looking for a tax break to further his dark ends on minimum wage doesn't change the fact that the gays still have the short end of the stick legally speaking, and are actually people who want to be treated equally when it comes to the law.
I think a lot of gay bring this on themselves.......they go in your face about thier abomidable behaviour and then complain when your resist their demostrations of purient acts. What do you guys or girls want? Do you want us heterosexuals to demonstrate and clog up city streets to force our point of view?? We could care less about your sexual preference just keep it to your selves......... Demonstrate some class for once.
Class? Like the class you show when you "forget" and disparage the LGBT acronym? When you routinely call them abominations? Maybe they are, but do you honestly
expect them to listen to you when you talk like that?