discrimination with a little d just means selective judgment based on relevant characteristics. denying loans to people with bad credit is discrimination.
automatically assuming Discrimination is taking place is impetuous. when someone makes that call, I immediately want to know what the Discrimination is based on. race? gender? orientation?
one gender is not being discriminated against in the issue of gay marriage. if both genders--and thus all genders--are subject to the same rules, any discrimination taking place cannot logically be based on gender.
men and women are not allowed to share bathrooms, but their bathrooms are equally operative, the same size with the same cleaning staff. is this a case of "separate but equal" terrible Discrimination? which gender is being treated unfairly? it is functional discrimination with a little d.
a hateful mexican who will not allow nonmexicans in his restaurant is not racist if he won't allow mexicans either. he's just a jerk and a poor businessman.
I'm trying to find a post that states my entire argument. maybe I will post a PM I sent to YamiB.