Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon on one reason the Federal Marriage Amendment is necessary:
“Religious freedom, too, is at stake. As much as one may wish to live and let live, the experience in other countries reveals that once these arrangements become law, there will be no live-and-let-live policy for those who differ. Gay-marriage proponents use the language of openness, tolerance and diversity, yet one foreseeable effect of their success will be to usher in an era of intolerance and discrimination the likes of which we have rarely seen before. Every person and every religion that disagrees will be labeled as bigoted and openly discriminated against. The ax will fall most heavily on religious persons and groups that don’t go along. Religious institutions will be hit with lawsuits if they refuse to compromise their principles.”
Those subscribing to the “homosexual behavior is immoral, but society should treat homosexuality and heterosexuality equally because they are both statuses” school of thought may as well put “I’m a Bigot” signs on their backs now. Why wait?
I’ll reiterate my position: it is not immoral to discriminate on the basis of behaviors, even if some people are genetically predisposed to behave that way. For more on this, see my post Being ‘Born That Way’ is Meaningless.