--Oh God... Here we go again... "Marriage is the basic unit of our society! There has never been and will never be a more important and key idea with regards to the entire human race." Please, you drama queen... Marriage is a manmade construct. Any two people can fall on top of one another and spit out a child. That's been happening since the beginning of time.<quoted text>
Really...for such an advanced intellect such as yourself, such a comparison as that is clearly the province of a lesser mind. We're discussing the basic unit of society.
So the enlightened ideology that ended slavery is, again, comprable to treating "LGBT" citizens equally. I see so LGBT citizens were once slaves?
"Gay" as a virtually exclusive reference to homosexuality is relative new. Perhaps we should revert to the previous definition of a "gay man", a womanizer. Ironic is it? Equality means we treat ALL men as men, and ALL women as women. Not a man as a woman, or vice versa.
Yet u ask not for equal treat in regards to marriage, but for something else. You seek to redefine the definition of marriage in order to conform with your notion of "equality", not equality as it applies to anyone else of your sex. If we are to treat all men equally, as all women, then each sex has the same right to enter into a legally recognized union of husband and wife, recognized, and valid nationwide. So which is it? Do u want special treatment, or to be treated like any other man in this regard?
Spare me the histrionics.
--LGBT people were not enslaved, unless they were gay slaves. But neither were women, religious minorities, or the disabled. Yet we extend civil and equal rights to each one of these populations.
--Stop playing with semantics... Marriage has always been and will always be a manmade social and legal union between two or more people; depending on when your lived and where you lived. The way it has looked has varied widely over the eons. Allowing same-sex partners to benefit from the laws that protect married couples in this country is yet another rendition of marriage. Denial of marriage between same-sex partners has been based on the false and long held belief that homosexuals are disordered. We no longer hold those beliefs--at least those in the medical, psychiatric, biological, and other scientific communities.
Laws are based on facts. And the facts clearly show that openly gay individuals do not suffer "personal angst or social disability"--the basis for determining if a human characteristic is a mental or physical disorder.