If it’s not OK for a business to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation, is it OK to discriminate against a business for its views (not its behaviour, but its views) on same-sex marriage? The blog entry below is a comment on a recent news story about a lesbian couple who wanted to return custom wedding rings after they discovered the jeweller’s views on same sex marriage. >>>
If you believe that people have the right to display rainbow or pro-SSM [Same Sex Marriage] posters (and those would be my own view, if it matters; I’m a rainbow kind of guy), then you have to think that people have the right to display anti-SSM posters. Believing that marriage is one man, one woman is not inherently homophobic. I happen to think the anti-SSM view is incorrect, but I cannot use the force of the state, or the vile threats of brigands and fringe groups, to force others to act as if they share my beliefs…..
What do you think?