It isn't indoctrination for kids to understand what homosexuality is, it already is part of history. They aren't telling your kids that they should be gay, just that it is wrong to discriminate against others who are. Just like they teach that it is wrong to discriminate against muslims Jews and catholics, a women, black people and so on.
Homosexuals don't live a different lifestyle than heterosexuals. I for one, an a home owner, I go fishing in my leisure, I take my boy to school and Evan picks him up. Homosexuals aren't any different than heterosexuals.
The idea that there is a difference is the basis for the prejudice, teaching that the difference doesn't really effect the person's lifestyle or ability to participate in society.
It is exactly the misconceptions that you have posted here that must be unlearned. At one time the nation thought that women shouldn't be allowed to vote.
I don't mean any disrespect toward you, but you are voicing your bias, it isn't wrong to be biased all people are to some degree, but with the amount of people that share your bias which makes it easier for you to believe things that aren't necessarily true about homosexuals, lends to the discrimination against them.
The only way to make it to where we aren't ruled by biases is to learn about the people we are biased against. You can certainly keep your biases, Lord knows I have them, but I had to address mine and not let them cloud my judgment. Specifically because I am in law enforcement. I don't think it's to much for people to address their biases and hopefully not let their judgment be clouded.
Your concerns about transgenderisum are very valid. But the solution isn't as easy as boys go in the boys room and girls go in the girls room. What if you saw a 13 year old with long hair, make up on a blue blouse and a plaid skirt on walk into the girls bathroom? Would you know of that kid is a boy or a girl? Isn't it a worse violation of our rights to ask that child to prove it?
Don't get me wrong, I understand the discomfort with transgendered people, but it's a very difficult problem to address. It isn't as simple as boys wear boys clothing, there really isn't such a thing any more, I see many teenaged girls when dropping my son off at school, that wear boys clothing, and the boys are wearing what were considered girls clothing in my youth.
It's really a more difficult problem than it seems at first.
When a crime is ignored ~ it becomes flagrant;
When a crime is rewarded ~ it becomes epidemic:
No Amnesty No Exception
Do you think these rules or laws would exixt if the LGBT individual was just treated like ***gasp*** just another human being?
What folks call "the gay agenda" is just counteracting a bigoted agenda by some people - many who seem to think GOd is at their side.
It reminds me of Affirmative Action laws.
Should they have been necessary? HELL NO! But were minorities getting a fair shake in this country? Bigger HELL NO. Did the civil rights movement stop bigoted idiots from doing their best to their best to assure minorities never got a fair shake? Even bigger HELL NO.
So while we are busy blaming our lawmakers and our government about stupid ass laws...perhaps we should be blaming the bigoted idiots that do their best to make sure anyone who is not like them is traumatized either physically, emotionally, or financially.