Friday, July 25, 2014

Tolerating Intolerance

On Wednesday, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face intolerance from those who support it. Sen. Rubio went on to say "Even before this speech is over, I will be attacked as someone who is a hatter or bigot or someone who is anti-gay." 

People who say things like this have obviously never faced real discrimination. The kind of disapproval they face would seem like an occasional cloud on a sunny day, compared to what gay people face every day. Of course, I wouldn't want people like Senator Rubio to be truly discriminated against. Yet, even if they were, would that be so unfair? After all, being against gay marriage is a choice.

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