Gay rights is like going to war to fight for someone's right to pick their nose! Yes, people are marginalized for many reasons. Choosing to grope people as a litmus test for their allegiance is an abomination.<quoted text>
The "only thing?" Sure, if you're gay. It's actually only one more step to equality, and that's the problem, that's why the US is so slow at progressing. We started this whole concept of equality, but we're so far behind other countries now it's sad, when we should be ahead. But we take one step, then think "it's all good now" until we eventually notice the other groups left behind. There are smaller, and more oppressed minorities than even the gay people. Atheists come to mind right off the bat, transgendered, asexuals, each group getting smaller and smaller the more we add on. All under represented, all without a voice in this government, and many not having their medical or social needs met because of it. The stereotypes of asexuals are horrible, we really get a ton of abuse from people who call themselves "professionals," even in the medical field.
Gay rights is only a baby step, and while it's a great step, it's nothing compared to what other countries are now working on.
The liberals need to step back and reassess their purpose. If they put peoples sexual fantasies ahead of all of the other breakdowns in our democracy, they're spent. If people who genuinely feel persecuted as homosexuals can't imagine why they collectively provoke prejudices, they have no business in politics.
Homosexuality IS A CHOICE! You can argue that people have a predisposition to it, but you cannot call it "natural" anymore than you can call epilepsy natural. Epileptics don't call their condition something to be proud of. They certainly don't try to encourage seizures. Why don't homosexuals simply accept the social discomfort they cause, and stop pushing it upon people who don't want any part of it? P O L I T I C S!!
Denial comes in MANY forms!