Originally Posted by L4CX
I see it as someone asking to be defined as something they are not. It's like a Dog asking to be a goose. The Dog doesn't have wings or feathers so it can't be called a goose. If the Dog feels that it deserves the same rights as the goose then the Government should do something to allow that Dog to have those rights. But it's still not a goose. What's wrong with changing the rights that the Goose gets to something different instead of redefining what a goose is?
Why should the goose get anything different than the dog other than the opportunity
to be whatever they want? Equal justice under the law because no matter our life choices, we are Humans and American first.
We have a history in this country of isolating/incarcerating those who were deemed "different" at the time. American Citizens mind you.
The problem with your analogy is it gets to specific.... and as such it will deform into exactly what we have going on right now. Different sets of laws, rules, regulations, standards for each different class, race and sex. The foundation of our laws and rules of society are left broad to as to not discriminate because that is exactly what our founders were getting away from. Today, we are legislating discrimination in an attempt to make everyone equal rather than simply living by the words....
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It doesnt say "unless you are Gay." Please pay particular attention to which words are capitalized, it meant something when it was written and I believe still does today.