Think Progress reports on the Catholic Church’s amicus brief on DOMA and Prop 8, saying homosexuality is a voluntary action:
In contrast to the classes for which this Court has applied heightened scrutiny, what lower courts have understood to be a homosexual “orientation” is not a trait attributable from conception or birth. Rather, particularly as framed by Respondents here, it involves a species of conduct. Indeed, with this distinction in mind, this Court has recognized that a finding of a suspect or quasi-suspect class for equal protection purposes is simply inappropriate when the distinguishing characteristic is a product of “voluntary action.”
Meanwhile, TP also reports that NOM’s founder has chimed in with their argument – namely that religious rights trump gay rights (yes, because something you can choose, your religion, is more important than something you can’t, like your orientation):
Religious freedom is our first, most cherished liberty, and its guarantee is threatened today by the redefinition of marriage. Such redefinition in practice would bring a new orthodoxy that circumscribes the ability of the Christian faithful to put their beliefs into practice. Examples of Christians unable to live integrated lives of work, faith, and service as a result of overzealous attempts to redefine marriage are many, but a few should suffice reveal the pernicious threat that the adoption of same-sex marriage poses to religious liberty.
And Towleroad reports that Senator Rand Paul (I cringe a little when I write that) seems blissfully ignorant about marriage equality:
“I believe in traditional marriage,” he said during an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. “I really don’t understand any other kind of marriage. Between a man and a woman is what I believe in, and I just don’t think it is good for us to change the definition of that.”
So to summarize: you “choose” to be gay. Our choice to be religious is more important than your “choice” to be gay. And we don’t get the whole thing, anyway.