2008 - the LDS church funneled money into the state of California to pay for misleading and bigoted ads supporting prop 8. The point was to strip same-sex couples of rights and standing by misusing the California ballot measure system. They systematically oppressed a minority group. How much more hardcore can you get?
Try to understand this one basic concept -- when a state tells gays they can not get married or can not adopt, they are labeling them 'less than equal'. The state is empowering citizens to view homosexual as less-than-equal. Businesses, employers, landlords, bankers/lenders--people we deal with that have the power to withhold something or pass us over, they are told by the state that this one group, homosexuals, are not equal. This is oppression.
Our modern understanding is that homosexuality is a hard-wired personality trait and that homosexual couples are uniquely qualified to be unconditionally loving parents to adopted children. -- this is more than just my experience and observation, this is what ALL leading researchers in sociology, psychology, pediatrics and other related medical research fields say.
Children of gay couples tend to grow up with a higher emotional maturity and sense of self (thick skinned). So, in that one respect (teaching emotional maturity) homosexuals are better qualified than heterosexual couples to raise children.
In all other parenting aspects, they are equal to heterosexual parents.
Well, they probably have a better sense of style as well. My kids always get the best clothes from my brother-in-law who is gay... and Catholic. Imagine that?
Apparently, some folks feel that they are oppressed, because they can't oppress homosexuals enough.
funny how that works huh?
As long as you choose to use rhetoric that was crafted maliciously and specifically with the purpose of inspiring fear and to propagandize same sex marriage as a threat to the marriages of heterosexuals, I cannot accept that there is any willingness on your part to be civil here or in any other related thread. You can take that message right back to the pollsters for the National Organization of Marriage you parrot who spent tons of money carefully choosing the word "redefine" specifically because of the emotional reaction it would inspire in the masses.