This is all well and good from your perspective because it is highly unlikely, being a white male, that you ever have or ever will be subjected to discrimination.
Which behavior provides the greater benefit and what exactly is being discouraged. There are plenty of instances where we have laws that force people to behave in a civilized fashion and I find them necessary. In this instance if comes down to allowing a business owner to discriminate or not being allowed to discriminate it's an easy question to answer. If you fear your freedom to act on your bigotry and prejudice is being infringed on then yes it is and I applaud it. Just like I don't think you need to fire an oozy into a public park.
You seem to endorse business or people. That can get you into a lot of trouble.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
Ok. I have a bouncy ball. I decide i want to sell it. What gives you the right to decide who i sell it too?
No, in order to appease that mere 1% or 2% of the population we have to destroy the institution of marriage as well as traditional religions. Doesn't seem right to me.
Denying service isnt denying equal rights. Unkess you consider someones service a right. If thats the case, then democrats havent changed much since the civil war....
1.) theres no such thing as a civil union = to the legal marriage contract
2.) government has to be involved in marriage, otherwise who protects the rights of the contract
3.) religion/churches factually have nothing to do with legal marriage
4.the MAJORITY of the population supports equal rights not 1-2% but thats just a bonus, it doesn't matter since its a rights issues
5.) there will factually be no institution destroyed nor will traditional religion be destroyed, these are nonsensical strawmen that can be support by any facts what so ever.
if you disagree by all means i beg you, please, provide FACTUAL examples of how granting equal rights to gays will "destroy" the "institution of marriage" and "traditional religions".
While you're at it please tell us what the factual institution of marriage. Please try to stick with reality and not hyperbolic failed strawmen thank you