I never understood why people cared whether or not being gay is a choice. Really, what difference does that make? By perpetuating that, it seems like our culture continues to demonize homosexuality... but then turns around and says "it's okay... they can't help it... they didn't choose it"... like it needs justification. Screw that.
You don't have to justify to me the reasons why you're gay. Maybe you were born that way, maybe you chose it. Maybe you're just experimenting. It really doesn't matter to me. Your personal life and sexual preference make absolutely 0 difference to my life -- nor anyone else's. So I don't get why everyone feels the need to judge it.
Regarding the whole thing with gay parents being bad because they'll raise gay kids... I certainly don't think that's true.... but for argument's sake, let's say it is. So what?
Again, you're demonizing homosexuality.. as if raising a child to be gay is somehow worse than raising him to be straight. Fuck that.
Homosexuality is completely natural. And by "natural", I mean "exists in nature". This is undeniable and has been observed numerous times by many independent parties.
And sure... there's always the Bible side of this. But I don't know how many of you have actually read Leviticus 20:13:
|If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.|
Strictly speaking... that is only condemning bisexuality in males
. It is not condemning bisexuality in females or homosexuality in either gender. Though they later "revised it" to specifically say homosexuality... even though that's not what it originally said. You'd think if God was infallible he would have got it right the first time... so either the Bible is not infallible or the new version is wrong.
But that's a side point. I bring up the Bible because it also condemns tattoos. From Leviticus 19:28:
|'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.|
Yet I don't see any outrage over people with tattoos getting married. Funny how people decide to pick and choose which parts of the Bible they consider infallible and which parts they ignore.
So yeah. As far as I'm concerned this is a non-issue. I don't understand why there is so much opposition to gay rights. There really is no downside to it.