Once again, good answer if that's all there was to it. But it's not. In state after state, when the voters have had the decision put before them, they don't want it. For a wide range of reasons. Tradition, religion, family values, morality, common sense,... whatever.
But the thought police do nothing but attack and "stomp their feet" and make accusations and have many non thinking people think this is the most important issue in the world. It's not. Gays can be gay without getting married.
But back to the discrimination part. Just the other day while listening to the radio a news story came on about a bakery, I think, where a gay couple wanted the owners to do their wedding. The owners declined their business based on whatever reason it was that they had against gay marriage. Now of course, a lawsuit has been filed so the bakery owners said screw it, and closed up their shop. So the thought police win this one. But it won't end there. The thought police will continue to feel more and more righteous and vindictive and will seek more legal control over peoples thoughts, words and actions and will discriminate against them by any method.
"ďIf we donít deepen our ports all along the Gulf ó places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, FloridaÖĒ -Obama
That's their right, and it always has been, and always will be. It's not their right to deny equal protection of the law, though. They don't have that right, no matter how mad it makes them.
And no one's trying to police your thoughts. You are, have always been, and will always be free to hate gays. You're just not free to deny them equal protection of the law. Taht's all. And if a bakery would rather go out of business than sell a cake to a gay lady, that's their own stupid fault. Someone else will surely pick up the business.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"Liberalism is a doctrine fostered by a delusional and illogical people and rabidly promoted by the mainstream media and ruling elite which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." - unknown
as a Libertarian, i'm perfectly fine with you being opposed to SSM... primarily because that's your personal deal and none of our business.
try to bar or ban others from supporting it or engaging in it... that's another matter entirely...you're leaving the world of libertarianism and entering the world of authoritarianism.
the progressives we have around here won't like that you are opposed to it at all...anything short of full support is unacceptable to them.
the conservatives are the same way, in the opposite direction.
anyways, do your thing with your morals and standards, but allow others to do as they will as well.... liberty is then maximized