Issue el numero uno on the gay agenda has been same-sex “marriage” for some time now (an interesting trend considering the rate of heterosexual marriage in the U.S. is the lowest its been in many moons).
So far 32 states have passed legislation recognizing same-sex unions, and since support for the motion among Americans at an all-time high, it seems it won’t be long before the gay marriage issue is as passé as the feather boa.
I never understood why gays wanted to get married in the first place, especially homosexual males. Guys are notorious commitment-phobic, and being gay seems like a pretty good way to play the field legally.
Maybe they just wanted something to do to call more attention to their flamboyant lifestyles, since their place in society has, for the most part, been accepted, and in most cases, outwardly celebrated.
But here’s the thing: the same-sex marriage people want to have their cake and eat it too. They want their homosexuality to be acknowledged and glorified, and at the same time they want to be treated “equally.”
Or so they say. Is “equality” really the point of the whole gay agenda? If gays actually wanted to be just like us, and to be equal in marriage, they would stop using their sexuality as their sole defining factor. Is being gay really all you have going for you? What will you do when your pet issue is no longer relevant?
Leaders in the gay community revel in their gayness. It’s their whole identity. It’s their reason for participating in parades, for opening bars, and for nearly everything else they do. They may claim they want to be just like the rest of us, but without their distinguishing sexuality, where would they be?
I am not anti-gay. I obviously believe that gays are entitled to the same unalienable rights as straights; I just ask that homosexuals stop pronouncing how special they are (I’ve never heard of a “Straight Pride” parade), while simultaneously demanding that they be treated the same way as everyone else. After all, if gay marriage were the same as straight marriage, wouldn’t it just be called “marriage,” and not “gay marriage”?
Then what’s the point? Gays want to be in the limelight and gain attention through perceived victimhood. Most of them don’t want to be bound together by marriage, but they want to know that you can’t tell them ‘no.’ They want to impose their lifestyle, one which, I might add, is notoriously contr-monogamy, on everyone else, and to be part of the exclusive club that has denied them. Otherwise, gay couples who want legitimate, legal recognition of their relationship would be championing civil unions, and leave the sanctity of the traditional institution alone.
Gays better come up with a plan of what’s next on their rainbow agenda, or else think twice before they equalize themselves into irrelevancy.
Teresa Mull is managing editor of Human Events.
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