Are gay people equal? I say yes
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Technically, they are not 'equal'. They are more likely to get AIDS and be discriminated against. To their credit, they are more intelligent on average, but even that is technically an inequality.
Equal rights? Rights don't exist, only temporary privileges, but that's a whole other topic altogether.
I can't imagine there's a lot more to say here.
Continue if you want, Pro.
I never said I'd dehumanise gays, I never said I'd make them suffer in any way. I have nothing against them; they're intelligent and are tremendous for birth control (we need to curb overpopulation, right?)
'Equality' is a very ambiguous word; sometimes it means a Marxist quotas, sometimes it means fair treatment (what you seem to be talking about) and other times it means equitable :
A chess player doesn't have the same skills as a tight rope walker. They are unequal.
A homosexual doesn't have the same sexual preference as a straight man. They are unequal.
Unequal in the sense that they are different and sometimes incompatible (not that that's is necessarily a bad thing.)
We don't have rights, only temporary privileges. give gays the same temporary privileges if you want, I'm not revolting.
I hope this clears things up for you. Take it easy in the last round.
No, to describe people as unequal (in the sense I used it) doesn't negate equal treatment.
Your question was specifically "Are gay people equal?" Not "Should gay people be treated equally?"
To the former, I'd say no, as I've explained in R2; 2 ≠ 5, they are unequal.
But this debate is about people. With regards to human decency, and the latter question, of course they should be treated equally as our fellow beings. They shouldn't be perceived as Marxist cookie cut-outs.
Once you understand the semantic difference, you'll find that we mostly agree with each other.
Good luck in the voting period.
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