“Gays should be given all of the freedoms and opportunities that everyone else in this country are.”
They already do.
They are free to do EVERYTHING I do.
They are not content with that.
Well, it depends on where you live. Many states don’t allow civil unions — which I consider to be a freedom the same as marriage. Even with civil unions, there are other such as granting spousal privilege in legal matters. So at a federal level, they are not.