Originally Posted by Alecto
I should have been more specific: when I say "allowed" and "able", I mean legally, without fear of repercussion from the government and law. Social repercussions are always gonna be around, and I get that. (THAT's where true dialogue comes in to minimize it, but it's still always going to be there). But when I'm paying the same taxes as all my friends for half the rights? Not ok.
Okay...Thanks (and sorry; I like digging into words at times)...
"Social repercussions" can and do and always will spill over into not only new laws, but in how they are enforced...I happen to believe a private business should be able to refuse to hire, or fire someone because they are gay.
Or black, or a Jew, a woman, a bigot, a racist...a person I've good reason to deem dangerous and not want to be around or associated with that closely.
Think of it as being discriminating... That used to be a good thing and had nothing to do prejudice... We might make that aspect of it a little illegal too, on the way...before we know it.
What we do and don't allow, even encourage discrimination against, gets important...