I said it on yesterday’s radio show and I’ve written about it often in this space, but it bears repeating because the drumbeat continues (see yesterday’s Washington Post, for example): homosexuality is not a civil rights issue. Being gay is not the same as being black or having blue eyes. Homosexuality is a desire, not a physical characteristic and as such, must be treated as a moral issue, not a civil rights issue. This is not a "religious" assertion and you don’t have to believe in the Bible to accept it. It is just simple logic and good science, as this interview with Jeffery Santinover attests.
What if we were to start treating all desires as identity-defining characteristics? Wouldn’t we have to recognize adulterers as a distinct, protected group within society. And pedophiles? Or ice cream lovers?