When conservatives accuse LGBT rights activists of trying to turn everyone into homosexuals, I can’t help but chuckle. They say that homosexuality is a sinful temptation that must be resisted, and that if gay rights were to move forward, more people would become gay. Say what you will, but I think it is gay to say, “I’m straight unless you tempt me.”
LGBT rights are human rights, and a lack of respect for those is a lack of respect for liberty. People’s individual freedom and happiness is what a free society claims to protect. To deny equal rights to all is to take a step back into the history we are proud to have overcome.