If it eventually is proven that homosexuality is an expression of one's physiology, rather than a sort of emotional problem, I will gladly eat my words.Isn't psychology merely physiology of the brain?
I think that homosexuality is a normal human response to special adverse and abnormal circumstances.Normal is, by definition, anything average, it does not include notions of right or wrong, good or bad. Einstein had abnormal cognitive abilities. But as homosexuality is a common thing, it is by definition, normal. If you mean to imply that we deny our natural human responses because we live in a society that has evolved, that we try to match the surviving pieces of hunt or run psychology of 5000 years ago, to a society based on new criterion, then clearly it is proven wrong by the fact that many animals, still having their primitive reactions, engage in homosexual activity. If you think it contradicting our 'need' to propagate, then anyone choosing not to have children, should be denied marriage.
But if it is true, why do homosexual men typically (not universally) have sexual relationships with a large number of men? I guess for the same reason that many men would choose to have sexual relations with many women and vice versa - in my younger days i thought it more cool than abnormal to hook many females, it helped me build self-esteem. Though i would imagine that anyone; man, woman, gay or straight constantly reminded that they are abnormal, reacting on emotional problems, could develop an enhanced need for acceptance.
If we, proven wrong by statistics, say that homosexuality is abnormal, and on those grounds deem it wrong for gay people to get married... what types of abnormal people, what types of minorities, should we then deem unfit for legally sanctioned marriage... disabled people, ventriloquists, presidents, objectivists...?
Magna Carta of 1215 article 40; "To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay, right or justice." This has been translated and used in many forms, the US Bill of Rights has its "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." the problem arises when the law itself is used to deprive certain individuals certain liberties.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) article 7: "All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination." article 16: "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. "
I don't find your post offending towards gay people, i see it as an honest, non-aggressive, intolerant response.
(Edited by SÝren Olin
on 7/21, 3:59am)