And was (and still is in 30+ states) within the context of historical animus and discrimination against gays and infringement of their rights.That "freedom of choice" was still within the understanding of marriage as a union of husband and wife,
And how is that any less insulting?Not "should marry" but "could marry".
And yet blacks and whites were treated the same under anti-miscegenation laws. You still are too f-ing stupid to understand the difference the between equal application of the law and the constitutional protection of equal protection of the law. You're fortunate citizenship in this country isn't predicated on a minimum level of intelligence; otherwise you might face deportation.What's insulting is this constant whining that you be treated any differ from any other man as it relates to marriage. Equal treatment is just that. Different situations can be, and should be treated differently.
"Separate but equal" wasn't for blacks and it's not proven to be so with civil unions either. Civil unions aren't recognized by the federal government. Or by other states. Unless, of course, thousands of laws of laws in hundreds of political entities are changed. But all it takes is a single SCOTUS ruling to change it all simultaneously.No need to redefine marriage in order to provide a legal structure, including benefits, to same sex couples.
The institution of marriage isn't intrinsically heteronormative. It's bigoted heterosexuals like you that have made it so.Seems odd that you would seek such a hated "heteronormative" institution.
To describe the aspects of sexual orientation, yes. The words came into existence as our knowledge and understanding of human sexuality grew. The terms are still valid even if lay people choose other words with the same meaning to describe that aspect of themselves. However, as our understanding grew, we also moved away from considering race and ethnicity interchangeable to being distinct.Oh wait, wasn't the term "homosexual" coined in the late 19th century, with the invention of "heterosexual" following soon after that?
It's not unusual of groups that have faced discrimination to use words and symbols to establish unity and identity during the process of breaking free from such discrimination.Plus it sounds like a sandwich, like a BLT, and everybody loves sandwiches. I get it though....it just sometimes....such terms are over used....worn on one's sleeve, or car bumper.
True.Or Italian in place of......some of those ethnic slurs used by white people towards paisans.