Linda Harvey: Gays Aren’t ‘Persons’

Deranged bigot Linda Harvey of Mission America made some truly bizarre claims on a recent radio show while talking about the Supreme Court accepting the two marriage equality cases. For instance, that since being gay is a choice, gay people aren’t persons for the purposes of the 14th Amendment:

Why should the equal protection argument be made in favor of homosexual behavior, which is changeable? People are not naturally homosexual, so the definition of “person” in the Fourteenth Amendment is being twisted to make this assumption.

“Person” should be understood based on historic, beneficial, or at least neutral and fact-based traits; it should not be twisted to incorporate behavior that most religions and most cultures have said a firm “no” to.

Uh, what? She also doesn’t realize that gender isn’t entirely black and white:

This should still have some standing and it remains a fact that there are only two types of human in the world: male and female. Any other distinctions made are appearance, custom, and construction. So marriage is the lawful, orderly confirmation of what we already see in nature.

So what of those that don’t fit easily into those two genders? There are, in fact, a sizable number of people are born intersexed and with conditions like Klinefelter’s Syndrome. I know they’d like the world to be that simple, but it just isn’t.

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