Why this obsession...
I was reading back back through some old threads, and I saw some comments which bought to mind something that I've often wondered. Whenever homosexuality (or most other sexual ethics for that matter) comes up in discussion, why do people get so obsessed about the act of sex? Would it not be better to focus on social structures implied by same-sex relationships (oh wait, they're the same), or the validity of certain emotional states?
Now, it does tend to be the 'Homosexuality is sin' lot that get fixated like this. Maybe they're just a loveless bunch who think everything in the world boils down to sex. Maybe there's nothing to argue if the terms in which you speak don't let you introduce some artificial requirement for procreation or make an argument from fear about STIs.
I think I may have answered my own question, unless someone has some other insight. I just wish people could talk about this in terms of "Why would it be more valid to have romantic feelings for one gender than for another?" instead of "Why you should put your thing in one hole instead of another?".
God: "Thou Must Go from This Place Lest I Visit Thee with Boils!"
Man: "Really? Most people would bring a bottle of wine"