It should not even be up for debate. This is a group of people being segregated for being who they are. It is not a choice or a lifestyle and it is not something anybody is trying to force on another. No one should be oppressed for being who they are and anyone who is against gay rights is not gay; they are just busy bodies who cant mind their own business.
What kind of question is that? A gay person is still human and they have rights. They have the same rights as any other person. Only a bigot would say they have no rights. They have the right to vote, they have the right to drink. They should also have the right to marry whomever they want to marry.
One of Americas most cherished quotes is "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It does not mater what sex you are if you are in love. By law we are allowed to pursue happiness. With some humans that means marrying the same sex. Denying people the right to be happy is denying the right for Americans to be free citizens.
Gay rights should be considered human rights because people should have the right to decide for themselves without interference from anyone, particularly the government, what they want their sexual orientation to be. Sexual orientation should remain a matter of personal choice and should not be regulated as long as no one is hurt or abused by it. Anyone who does not agree with homosexuality is in no way obligated to practice it!