"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
Being gay is not a sin, you can think living a gay style is sinful but the "being gay" is not sinful, it is natural for those people and normal for those people. Gays have been persecuted for centuries, even though the people who judged them are doing this against the thoughts of the man the claim to be following (Christ) who spoke of not judging others.
There are several comments about judging but I feel that most self described Christians love to judge the faults of others in a way that I do not think corresponds with the message that god is love and to 'love thigh neighbor'. Isn't the only real judge god himself? I doubt he wants his minions to do the judging and the punishing and persecuting for him.
Also, just because you have your faith does not make you god all mighty. People who are gay may not see it as a sin at all, not everybody lives according to your religion and your laws of life.
Only things that are a crime are wrong, that is a quantifiable fact. And even though you think that being gay is wrong and sinful, does not make it so for many others.
And for them celebrating? Why not, they have been hiding themselves out of fear for the persecutors, judges among men and the executioners/violence perpetrators among men for centuries and centuries. Even now the sick and twisted anti-gay forces spread their vile evil and their disgusting twisted morality, luring gay men to then be exposed online and tortured in the process, all in the name of religion. So I have no problem with them (from time to time) celebrating their "freedom".
And anti-gay sentiments and opinions is exactly why we need to defend them, because if god truly made all human beings then he also made gay human being (if you believe that god made all of mankind), or if you believe as me (non-religious) that evolution made us humans what we are and part of that humanity is gays, and they are just as normal as every other person on this planet..
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BLADE BABE STRIKES AGAIN!!!
If you want to gamble, go for it. Many will view it as immoral but that is your personal choice.
If you want to have a homosexual relationship, go for it.
If you want to have a contract (marriage) affirming that relationship, go for it.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
There's also other possible explanations. About 20% of identical twins receive disparate amounts of maternal blood, leading to different birth weights and such (twin to twin transfusion syndrome). Fraternal twins also don't share placentas, but that is likely not much a factor since identical twins do, yet they're twice as likely to be concordant for homosexuality.