I don't know whether they are, but they shouldn't be. Someone's PREFERENCES shouldn't make them a minority. By that same logic(or lack thereof) baseball players should have minority status. Let's be real, here, political correctness can't even rationalize this one.
How relevant is choice on the matter? Let's be real - there are plenty of things that we choose to do and don't choose to do that wouldn't have us classified as minorities. And why do you assume that I'm straight?
Well, Dictionary.com defines minority like this:a. An ethnic, racial, religious, or other group having a distinctive presence within a society. b. A group having little power or representation relative to other groups within a society. People with certain eye color or a proclivity to being fat aren't necessarily a "group" - they don't really group together, and don't consider themselves a subculture. It is different with gay people - they are indeed a distinct group, and are a subculture in many regards.And while you could make an argument that people with green eyes do not have significant social power, they also have not really sought it and are not denied rights on the basis that they have green eyes. Again, this is different than gays.And I still want to hear your definition for what a minority is.