Okay, the term “protected class” sounds somewhat highbrow and quite accomplished. If you know what it means it even has the potential to make you feel as if something noble is happening, when in fact it really just refers to a group of people whose rights are more sacred than everyone else’s. If we view this idea of protected classes through the best possible light, most of those classes of people are folks who are born with traits that make them different from the majority. If this is the lens from which we are to view the idea of equal opportunity for all and equal protection for all, why then are we creating a protected class of people based on their sexual choices?
I don’t believe that it is anyone’s business what two consenting adults choose to do with each other behind closed doors, however I definitely believe that it is behind those doors where that business should remain. The idea of openly gay people serving in the military doesn’t bother me as much as the open part. Serving in the military is a job, it is a chosen profession and has nothing to do with one’s sexuality. Why then does someone need to be openly sexual at all? Why is it necessary to put your sexuality or sexual preferences in someone’s face at work? Is there anyone who is openly missionary, or openly doggie style? After protecting someone’s sexual preferences for another person, we will eventually begin protecting the actions that they choose with whomever they choose.
I think that all of this protection by the government, if left unchecked, will turn into big brother in more ways than what would make any of us feel comfortable.