elgringo77 saidBased on the attitude of many who post in these forums, Gay people who are conservative and republicans are antagonists to the community regardless of their actions or beliefs in gay rights.
Because of this logic, I conclude that republicans like Ted Olsen and Gay conservatives like Judge Vaughn Walker tarnish this community by being the key proponents in legalizing gay marriage in California.
I really think it's unfair to generalize ALL gay conservatives just based on a few famous ones.
I am a Republican, and I am also gay. I believe that gay marriage should be legal not based on my emotions or my biases, but based on an opinion grounded in legal thinking.
A long time ago, the Supreme Court struck down a law that made interracial marriage illegal. The reasonings behind this decision were that because a person cannot choose their race, it is unconstitutional to barr a human being from the right to be married based on something that is beyond their control.
Now, take this same thinking to the gay realm: because most Supreme Court decisions are based on the precedents set by their peers in the past, any law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. A person cannot choose their gender at birth, and with the science being irrefutable that a person does not choose their sexual orientation, they cannot choose who they are attracted to. In light of the fact that the "choice" factor in race was the key linchpin to the interracial marriage law being struck down, it has always been my belief that the "choice" factor in both gender and sexual orientation plays the same role in the fight over gay marriage.