Check out this seemingly big step in the right direction for LGBT rights.
I, obviously, support the fight toward legalizing gay marriage. However, at times I am struck by the gay rights movement's tendency to approach the struggle by always trying to look "normal." Gay relationships are 'normal' and there shouldn't be any legalized distinction between straight and gay couples. However, that doesn't eliminate the fact that gay couples have a different experiences that lead to different world views and different needs. We are not at the stage yet where we can say that a gay person has grown up in the same situation as a straight person. There are still so many aspects of growing up gay that set us apart as a group of people. We are not recognized as equals among everyday citizens and gay youth are still much more likely to be shut out of main stream society and turn to negative things like drugs, alcohol and suicide. It is possible for a society to recognize differences and respect them as equal. We dont have to all be the same to be deserving of equal rights.
This is an article that says it well.