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Old 07-10-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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If you can choose your sexual orientation you are in a very small minority, probably just made up of you. I'm straight and there is no way I could choose to be a lesbian. I could of course choose to have sex with another woman but I couldn't fall in love with her or be turned on by other women. I also couldn't choose to not be turned on by men anymore and not to fall in love with men. I can't control my feelings to that extent. I've always been interested in boys and have never seen another woman as a potential sexual or romantic partner and I couldn't no matter how much I tried.
Are you seriously telling me that you could be attracted to someone of the same sex?


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That's all fine and well, but how do we legally define a homosexual as a separate group protected by the 14th Amendment if not by actions (gay sex) or thoughts (attraction to the same sex)?

If homosexuals cannot be defined, then they are not really a group whose rights are being denied because they are not a definable group.

If individuals belong to protected groups based on nothing more than voluntary actions and thoughts, what other protected groups will emerge based only on voluntary actions and thoughts?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Is it because there are so many fundamentalist Christians, or is there some other reason?...Giving gays equal rights takes nothing away from anyone. Since we have done this in Canada the bigotry has pretty much faded away...

LGBT rights in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are a lot of uneducated, low-intelligence Americans who hate gay people, liberals, unions, don't believe in global warming, think that rich Republican aristocrats are out to help them and not hurt them, etc. Logic and reason are not a part of their lives.
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