Thursday, March 06, 2008

Same-Sex Bullies Should Not Prevail

I don’t pick fights with people about their sexual orientation. But I also don’t want same-sex couples picking fights with people who don’t want to accommodate their lifestyle.

A photographer in New Mexico was hauled before a state human rights tribunal because she declined for religious reasons to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court said the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade did not have to let a homosexual advocacy group march in its parade.

I want to know why the New Mexico human rights commission didn’t dismiss the complaint against the photographer. I don’t care whether the commission thinks the photographer’s reason is valid.

This isn’t like race, where society by majority rule has outlawed discrimination based on skin color. There is no such consensus on same-sex unions. The government should not help one citizen bully another citizen into embracing a contrary view on sexuality.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

Just another example of "gay right" activists trying to do an end run around current legal definition of marriage and to prevent any state/federal constitutional amendments protecting the definition of marriage. Every time the "public" has the opportunity to vote on the subject, "gay rights" loses. BTW, "gay rights" is really the call for "gay special rights".