This comes from my atheism blog on Google blogs.
"The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others" [Julian Bond].
What do Christians have to fear from letting gay people express their love and devotion to one another ? Nothing actually. The love two people feel for one another, the sex of two consenting adults, whether heterosexual or homosexual, does me no harm in the least. What two consenting adults feel for one another or do together, as long as it harms no one else, is none of my business. And it's none of your business either.
I'm a heterosexual male. That's the way I was born. I do not choose to be heterosexual, I just am. That's the way it is. Being homosexual is, likewise, not a choice. Homosexual men and lesbian women were born that way. I could no more have sex with another male as I could with a horse (which, by the way, I believe is actually legal in 23 states, while same sex marriage is, I think only legal in eight or nine states). It is true that some homosexual men can be pedophiles, but so can some priests, and so can some heterosexual males. That fact doesn't reflect on all homosexuals, priests, or heterosexual males.
The Bible is a Bronze Age book written by a bunch of zenophobic and primitive goat herders, and it contains some strange and insane rules. Dressing in garments made of two or more fabrics is said to be a sin in the Bible. That's ridiculous. As everyone who may read my blog should know by now, I am an atheist. I do not believe in the concept of sin. I do believe in values and in morals, but as standards and not sanctions.
There is nothing intrinsically sinful about being gay, there's nothing even immoral about it, as long as it is between two consenting adults who love one another. Have some empathy. How would you like to be denied the right to marry the woman you love, or the man you love ? Gay men and women are human beings, and they should have the same rights as any other human. Marriage should not be viewed as a privilege given, but as a right by virtue of being human and knowing love.