Don't be confused - I fully understand your point.<quoted text>
I'm sure gays have been UNFAIRLY discriminated, but discrimination against gays has not been enshrined in laws that parallel the racist Jim Crow laws.
Do you understand the difference between social and institutional discrimination?
Obese people are constantly being discriminated against by society, but there are no laws specifically instituting discrimination against obese people. Understand?
MY point is that it's an irrelevant distraction from the fundamental fact that denying equal rights to homosexuals is not substantially different from denying equal rights to African Americans. On the issue of marriage, the experience of the LGBT community is no different than the experience of interracial couples.