Do you like these individuals actions? Me either, but now imagine they are hundreds or thousands infecting you kids at school with books supporting their agendas, making laws singling them out for special treatment, and having parades in the streets naked with your family stuck in traffic with no way out. Pretty scary, right?
What is the gay agenda? Does this bear any resemblance?
My guess is most gays have two desires regarding their social status: 1) Being accepted by everyone, but clearly that's not going to happen... 2) Being treated equally by the government, which I see no reason not to happen.
I know when you do a google image search a bunch of shirtless males come up, but there's a lot of un-fit, un-toned, clothed people in these parades as well...
The horror... Genitalia everywhere... No child is safe...
Now certainly you will find this:
...You must realize gays do not just have pride parades to rub their rainbow-painted chests in your face. Pride parades are not the form of protest of decades past. It's about uniting and celebrating coming out. It's a joyous experience of community. That community is a fractured one. There are racist gays. There are gays that look down on the transgendered, or don't want to be associated with them. There's gay people that oddly enough don't acknowledge the validity of "bisexuality." Some gays like to flaunt their skin, but many gays resent that behavior. There are gays into sexual deviancy- bondage, cruising, orgies, who enjoy the idea of living in sin- and gays much more conservative. There are feminist gays, and misogynist gays. The purpose of a pride parade is to bring all those outlying facets of gay-dom together in the public spotlight, to unite in solidarity, to comfort oneself with community, and yes to state, "We're here, we're queer (get used to it)."
They have always had the same legal rights as everyone else. What they demand now is new and special rights for them alone.
Gays, ie people with a homosexual sexual orientation, do not have the same legal rights as similar group. Their sexual orientation is not recognized as valid. They want equal
rights or privileges, copied and pasted from laws already on the books. It is so obvious they want nothing radically new or special I don't know how to rephrase it.
Edit: I forgot to ask you provide where getting married was a legal right to anyone and not a provision provided be each individual state under specific conditions...like driving a car.
Are you aware of the Defense of Marriage Act? Where is there a federal law that expressly ignores state laws which license car owners? Which state forbids car ownership outright? A marriage is not a piece of property. To argue the state's must legislate their own marriage laws is one thing, but I doubt you are making this libertarian or constitutionalist argument. Regardless of whether the specific privileges of marriage are a state issue, there is precedence for basic underlying rights and protections provided by federal law.
Same-sex Marriage, and discrimination laws applying to sexual orientation, are quality of life issues applicable to every adult homosexual. When the privileges and benefits of heterosexual marriage are so directly applicable to the concept of homosexual marriage, I don't see why they must be denied to a gay couple. When the protections afforded on the basis of age, sex, race, and national origin are so directly applicable to discrimination of sexual-orientation, I don't see why they must be denied to a gay person.
You want the pride parades to lose their frequency and fervor? Throw the gays a bone.