Put men in jail to get them to stop having sex with each other.<quoted text>
Your description of "oppressed minority" is actually very helpful. And that's because it illustrates why so many have been conned into thinking the LGBT is an oppressed minority.
Using your conditions above NAMBLA too is an "oppressed minority." Few, however, would argue their oppression should cease and that's because they're a menace to society.
In other words, if we accept your definition of oppressed minority the follow-up question is whether the LGBT is a menace to society.
This question is key. This question is the one you fellows have never honestly answered. This question is one the hetero morons who support same sex marriage are too stupid to ask -- too stupid to grasp it's vitally important we ask the question.
This question also strips the title "oppressed minority" from the LGBT if the answer is yes.
This question is easily answered.
The repeal of our sodomy laws in the late 70s resulted in the deaths of 450,000 gay man and 100,000 heteros.
Now *there's* a plan...
You wanted "freedom and equality", you got it, and it almost wiped you out.
Today you tell us "safe sex" makes homosexual sex safe, but if that were true you wouldn't still number 61% of all HIV cases although only 3% of the population. Obviously, safe-sex does not make homosexual sex safe.
And that's it.
We need not go any further. Homosexuals practice a behavior that's deadly and for this reason alone they should not qualify as an oppressed minority -- no more than NAMBLA does.
Why not just get counseling so you can get over the guilt you feel about having sex with a man?