And I don't know what the protesters expected, but since he didn't even make a feeble attempt to distance himself from his previous support for LGBT second class status, we can't know if protesters demand he shout from the rooftops. He didn't offer even the mildest support for their current right to marry, or indicate he would no longer fight against SSM. He did express support for tolerance in the workplace, which is just different.
Marriage is a right - the Supreme Court has a long line of cases saying as much. Whether it should be extended to SS couples is the question.Not every thing you want to change about society is all of the sudden "a right"..... THAT is more what I am arguing against rather than whether or not Joe, and Steve whom have been together for 20 years want to have a wedding.
The point was to try to extend similar facts to a 'right' others might find worth protecting.Hypothetical arguments are for losing debates....Stick with facts and you'll fare better.
And they didn't "silence' opposing opinions. They expressed extreme disapproval of someone's support for an attempt to strip them of their rights. As someone mentioned earlier, gays protested Chic Fil A and the Duck Dynasty guy. They expressed disapproval, the supporters of Chic Fil A and Duck guy expressed their approval through social media, and nothing happened. Gun owners protested a column in Guns & Ammo and the guy was fired. I don't see fascism in any of that, just people speaking their mind, exercising their political rights, and sometimes there are consequences and sometimes there aren't.
I think we'd all agree if the guy donated $1,000 to the KKK, he should have been fired. So what we're talking about is the seriousness of the issue, not whether people have a right to object with what the CEO politically supports on his personal time.
‘Bastion of intolerance and punishment’: Tammy Bruce shreds Mozilla for caving to ‘gay gestapo’ | Twitchy
Hi @mozilla, I'm a gay woman who is appalled that you caved to the Gay Gestapo. So who else will be pressured to leave for not conforming?
2:24 PM - 3 Apr 2014
Tammy Bruce ✔ @HeyTammyBruce
Gay civil rights movement began to make sure people weren't punished for who they were. Now look what you've become #gaygestapo @mozilla
2:27 PM - 3 Apr 2014
The actions of a self righteous segment of the left have become more than only unsavory.
OK Cupid apparently needed free publicity; and found willing participants to engage in and egregiously inflict upon another those specific behaviors that those participants so vociferously protest.
A pathetic portrayal of tolerance from those demanding such.
Remember, on the other side of that screen is a real person. ( Missouri Mule )
just like the chicfila backlash this will have a backlash to.
all of it negative on the gay right movement. they are doing themselves more harm than good.
I have a question to ask..... Why do some people here feel that giving unlimited amounts of corporation money to candidates should be considered free speech, but people choosing not to buy a product because it does not represent their political views is not free speech, but persecution?
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
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