I just don’t understands this country’s fixation on and adoration of sexual deviants. It’s really too weird for me.
Part of it is the whole “sexual revolution” which started in the ‘60s. Things which were once considered not normal or deviant are now considered just another type of expression in that area.
Part of it is political correctness. Politically correct thought processes do not allow people to make critical judgements about various subjects.
Part of it is how the left frames debates. If you oppose same-sex marriage you must hate homosexuals. If you oppose affirmative action, you must be a racist. If you oppose abortion on demand as defined by Roe vs. Wade, you are anti-woman, and/or would prefer to see a woman impaled on a coat hanger. Again, critical thinking is not allowed when debates are framed this way.
Why are our legislators caving in to such a tiny minority?
The dictatorship of the minority?
From their perspective, these law abiding Americans simply want to avail themselves of a gov't program of privileges and responsibilities that other couples can.
Once civil gov't got into the "marriage" business all bets were off. This debate was inevitable. The quaint notion of "sexual deviants" was buried by SCOTUS with its 6-3 vote in Lawrence v Texas (re: sodomy laws) and no federal marriage amendment materialized during the Bush years when he was talking about it.
Obama's refusing to defend DOMA following the lead of crooked governors and attorneys general in CA who refuse to defend voters own state constitutional amendment on this issue. Even having a parallel system of "domestic partnership" wasn't enough for the federal or state courts.
The writing is on the wall but, whether you support the final outcome or abhor, it all sides should be gravely concerned without how it's all come about: ramrodded through by a cabal of scofflaw executives and judicial activists, not by direct or representative democracy.