07 March, 2014

Nobody, Gay or Straight, Has the Right to a Wedding Cake

From Reason -
"When the hardcore logic of the libertarian freedom philosophy collides with the larger emotion-based responses to real world discrimination, arguments sometimes go utterly nowhere. There isn’t a debate that can be had when the two sides don’t even agree on what words like slavery and freedom even mean. A couple of photographers or bakers refusing to accommodate gay weddings utterly pales in comparison to what has happened historically, so there’s an irony when supporters of Arizona’s legislation are accused of not knowing history. And nothing highlights the absurdity of the emotions behind the outrage than comparing the small number of discriminatory incidents that take place now to the Jim Crow South."


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