It is a big deal. People have fought over inane things since the begining of human kind; i'm not saying that this subject in particular is inane, just that people will always find somehing to argue about. Gay rights is a theme deserving of attention.
About the way gay people dresses and organizes events: Well, they have a righ to express themselves. Just like everyone.
It's obvious the gay people suffer much discrimination and it's only fair they get a chance a t deffendng themselves. I don't find it fair havng to move to another state to marry the person loved. Gay peopel are not destroying the findaments of marriage. It's not just a contract, it's a comidment to one another and love is the center of it. As long as there's love then cool.
Yeah, they can do as they please and i don't have to get involved, not my bussiness, but we should all give it a little more thought. This discussion is not only about sexual preferences:
Again, human race is very prone to violence and little is needed to light the candle of conflict. Simbolism, religion, politics, sexuality, etc. The character of huaman kind is defined by how we treat each other and and our ability to solve differences and accept our human fellow.