You provoke a riot when you provide misinformation and when you start a fight that you won't get your hands dirty in. Show me any legal process that gays are denied except for the ones that involve marriage and the implied or specific act of raising children.<quoted text>
Who is provoking riots? This is news.
There are still laws banning gays fro participating in certain aspects of legal proceedings, some states still ban gay people from adopting, for example. Gay marriage is still a ban in most states. These are bans, they are not simply how people are treating them but how the government is treating them. If this goes unchecked then what if the government decides the Amish shouldn't be allowed to remain secluded how they are? What happens when the government decides that only men are allowed to vote again? What happens ....
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
-- Martin Niemöller
I want people to stand for me when I need it, so I stand for them now. It's pretty basic logic.
Otherwise, that's OK logic, but I consider it a lie. Personally, I don't trust the gay community to stand for anything other than the gay community. I don't trust the liberal community to stand for anything other than themselves, but they will throw a bone to those "with nothing to lose" who are willing to do their dirty work for them. They are just like the conservatives, only based on a different economy.
If you're content to live off of the table scraps of the liberal aristocracy, well, I don't see too much of a future in it, but I've seen it all before and I doubt that I'll change you. Just remember that you've crossed a line, one where I will not share personal things anymore. The two parties take and never give back. I have no interest in revealing my vulnerabilities to such buzzards. You claim to be a conservative but that angle was tried and it was a political loser. The liberals would ignore you and the conservatives won't have you while you endorse a liberal agenda.
You all collectively just don't see how completely everyone is quickly coming that some conclusion about political selfishness, but by many different paths. Someday soon there will be consensus builders again. They will deny gay marriage and they will defend abortion because those are THE litmus tests that define you. They will be insanely obsessive on the topics because you are insanely obsessive on the topics, but they will not be servants of doctors and lawyers and professors, nor will they be servants of corporate executives. They will be defined by their support for the working people who are sick of paying for "protection".