Originally posted by kyviecaldges
This is the most ridiculous statement that I have ever heard.
I doubt that it is.
As a person you have rights protected by the 14th Amendment.
As a GAY person, do I have protection from discrimination by the 14th
amendment? That's the question, and one you haven't and cannot answer as the question has yet to even be decided by SCOTUS.
Gay rights is a fantasy.
This is like calling for Fat rights.
First of all, there are fat rights. Fat people have rights, and there are discrimination cases against
overweight individuals that have been ruled in favor of the overweight person. However, unlike being overweight, being gay is definitely not chosen,
and definitively does not harm a persons' ability to function on an every-day level in society.
Homosexual BEHAVIOR is a choice.
Being open about it is a choice.
Your orientation may actually be biological, but you have a choice to do what you do while being vocal about it.
Homosexuality isn't a
behavior. Same-sex sexual activity is a product of a same-sex orientation. Sex is a natural function of human life. And homosexuality is legal. So
choice or not, all human beings have the legal right to choose to engage in same-sex sexual intercourse in the privacy of their own homes and NOT be
discriminated against publicly because it is NOT a factor in a persons' ability to function within society.
Seeking equal rights only concerns situations that are beyond your control.
You are in full control of the thing that you claim brings discrimination.
Wrong, people who are perceived as gay are discriminated against,
even if they are straight, or if they are in the closet. Not all gay men or lesbian women can pass as straight, nor should they be forced to, as that
is psychological warfare.
The problem you have is that you truly believe gay people are the problem and not the discriminatory actions that are brought against them. You're
evil and a monster.
Just HUSH UP and keep it to yourself and you would be fine.
Forcing LGBT people into the closet has proven to have severe
negative psychological affects, so you're basically saying gay people should essentially live a lie and pretty live in suffering, and if they choose
their personal well-being and come out, they are almost deserving of condemnation and potential firings, non-hiring, and intentional workplace
discrimination. You're an awful human being.
It's not an atrocity...
Its the Constitution and it was not written to keep you from getting your feelings hurt.
Discrimination against legal citizens is an atrocity.
Yes, even against LGBT citizens.
They can also discriminate against smokers and fat people.
Hell, people who don't care of themselves in general.
This makes the business look bad and they lose business.
Is there rational basis that openly gay people "make business look bad"? Because in
fact, this way of thinking is generally thrown out when proposed in courts. There really is NOT a rational basis to intentionally discriminate against
an LGBT person in the workplace.
Why do you insist on going where you are not wanted?
I insist people stop the discrimination against LGBT citizens. I don't need nor
want to associate with homophobic individuals.
As I said.
You want to be able to openly engage in a behavior that is a choice, and that is fine, you can do that.
No-one is "openly engaging" in
same-sex intercourse nor is same-sex intercourse the defining characteristic in the lives of the overwhelming majority of LGBT citizens. I don't see
anyone fighting for the right to engage in open male anal sex.
But you also want people who find it repulsive to NOT have to find it repulsive.
Keep it to yourself and you won't have a problem.
Your version of equal rights is molding the world to fit your needs.
No, my version of equal rights is called following basic human and
constitutional principles. You can be a bigot, and that's your choice, an actual choice, not like sexual orientation. But you cannot infringe on my
life because of your irrational personality disorder that causes you to be anti-gay.
Eat some humble pie and recognize that other people don't have to embrace you.
edit on 24/7/2012 by kyviecaldges because: (no reason given)
edit on 24/7/2012 by kyviecaldges because: (no
Funny you tell me to man up. You're no man at all. Ironic, really. Until you recognize that not only do I not need
you to embrace me, as if your opinion is somehow special, but that you WILL NOT discriminate against me and damage my life nor the lives of anyone in
my community and get away with it, then we're going to continue to fight.
Please believe, every single gay man on Earth is more of a man than you could ever dream of being.