Originally Posted by Chiefshrink
Gay marriage is the big con in order to get legalized protected status. Andrew Sullivan said so himself (paraphrasing) even IF gay marriage never gets acknowledged by SCOTUS as long as 'homosexuality' gets legalized protected status that is 'all that matters' because then you have 'legal power' as a protected class.
I don't have a problem with sexual orientation being a protected class as long as it is considered an inherent trait and not a chosen lifestyle. I am in the camp that thinks a person CAN be born gay so its fine for me to treat that trait as no different than race or color or country of origin. That being said I am totally against gay marriage rights but only because I am against SPECIAL govt involvement in marriage at all.