Gays as a Minority

Daniel H. Williams
Implicit to the demands for "Gay" rights is that gays are a minority group in America whose life-choices warrant all the protection given to any citizen. The same sort of civil rights movement which fought discrimination based on the color of skin is now being trotted out in defense of enforcing the right to personal choice, in this case, sexual choice. But the moral, historical, and cultural arguments that compelled a nation to take notice of equality of race is sorely lacking in the case for recognizing the gay minority. The kind of confusion about the meaning of a minority group is very evident, for example, in "The New Civil Rights Movement," a web-blog that advocates gay rights and gay marriage as an absolute freedom. As far as this group is concerned, "gays" are a persecuted minority who therefore deserve new legislation. The American Foundation for Equal Rights, as the title itself asserts, uses the same tactic. On what social or ethical grounds "gays" can be called a minority...(Read Full Post)

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