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Color me confused.  Very, very confused.  When someone equates the intrinsic value of being gay (or gayness, or however you want to word it) with something such as gun ownership, I get confused.  Because to me, owning a gun and exercising the rights granted to you by the second amendment is not the same as being gay.  I'm straight, but I can tell you that at no point in my life did I make a choice to be straight, it's just who I am.  And no, I will not equate my choice to kiss a guy to be the same as owning a gun, because that plays into the conservative meme that "It's okay to be gay as long as you never act on those feelings."  I will not support that line of thinking.  I'd like to think that most of us on Dkos wouldn't, either.

And maybe I'm totally wrong here, but I think equating the rights of gun owners as being an oppressed minority to the oppression LGBT folks have suffered over the course of America's history is offensive... I don't think the two are in the same ballpark as far as who has been more aggregiously oppressed.  But hey, feel free to argue otherwise.  I'm not saying I can't be convinced, but it's highly unlikely.

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