kaiju_wars wrote:Jomei wrote:How about the right to equal protection under the law? You need a strong rational basis for treating people differently, such as not letting small children operate cars.
They should have equal protection under the law... Gay is a life-style, so unless they somehow became a race, and they are all illegal immigrants, I honestly don't see them getting worse or better treatment.
Constitution declares they should have equal protection, we have right to lifestyle also. So again, I honestly don't see how "Gay Rights" is really needed.
I mean, I need something big here, can you give me an example, like a news report, or a link to one where they were wronged in court?
It's not a lifestyle, it's a sexual orientation--something which, all the best science indicates, people cannot choose for themselves. Straight-oriented individuals can marry adults of the opposite sex, so following the equal protection clause gay-oriented individuals should be allowed to marry adults of the same sex, barring any *strong rational basis* for denying them that right.
Anyway, we can continue this in some other thread as the whine between RZK and myself is basically resolved. We don't really need to clutter this thread with a debate best suited for its own topic.