To liberals, freethinkers, universalistic, & other broadminded people out there,

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    To liberals, freethinkers, universalistic, & other broadminded people out there, despite

    the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, why do some people have an INTENSE HATRED of the LGBT community & are upset & dismayed at the same sex marriage ruling made by the United States Supreme Court? A relative told me that he was upset at the Supreme Court ruling & expressed his hatred of the LGBT community, further pointing out that they don't/shouldn't have marriage or any rights.  Of course, I told him that gays & lesbians should receive equal treatment & are entitled to equal rights.

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    People generally have their opinions made by the influence of others.  They hear something, say, for the first time from someone, a parent, an authoritative figure, a majority of people around them, and they take it aboard without question.  Later, this is reinforced by more opinion of the same type.  Before you know it, it is their BELIEF.   And let's face it, a belief is no more than the way we habitually look at things and accept these things as true.   Perhaps they're no more than neural traces in our grey matter.   

    Chances are a person will state they're against 'gays' but have never met one they didn't like personally.   This also applies a lot to generalization about race.  e.g. "I don't like............. people.  Well, no I haven't actually met one who's ever done me wrong personally."

    Point is - and this is only a belief, oh, and I'm not gay - everyone is entitled to their freedom provided they are not encroaching on the rights (in a tangible way, not just in the mind) of other people.   Freedom of sexual preference should apply to everyone.  It's nice to know a majority of the United States Supreme Court judges feel the same way

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    It's not the first time the Supreme Court has had to intervene on the behalf of couples who are in love to grant them the right to get married.
    Back in 1967 the Supreme Court struck down all laws that forbid "interracial marriage". That's less than 50 years ago! 
    Some people still have issues with that as well. I'll never understand this need to deny any group of people rights based upon who they are. Historically in America just about every group has had to fight and protest to get equal rights whether it's been women, minorities, and  the LGBT community. There's always seems to be a price to pay.
    Logically it makes no sense. Whether a gay couple is living together or married it doesn't change (my choices) at all or my life in anyway.
    Some people use religion as their excuse. However upon close examination you will find that most if not all believers "cherry pick" which scriptures they will follow.
    Exodus 35:2
    "Whoever does any work on the sabbath should be put to death."
    Exodus 21:17
    "Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death."
    You don't see many believers pushing to enforce these scriptures.
    And clearly very few people observe the "love thy neighbor as thyself" and "judge not lest ye be judged."
    Hate is usually attached to fear in some way. Some people may believe that being gay is a choice and therefore they see the legalization of marriage as vehicle that will increase the number of gay and lesbian relationships. Others say they worry about "confusing" children which may cause them to become gay. The irony is all gay people had heterosexual parents!
    Gays and lesbians make up less than 5% of the world's population. Same sex marriage is not "mandatory". No one has to marry someone of the same sex. Therefore each person gets to marry the person they love.
    In the big picture of things holding down a job, taking care of one's own household, staying healthy, and planning for retirement are enough to most people busy without worrying about whether two women or men have the same rights to get married as I do.
    50 years from now I imagine future generations will wonder why there was so much resistance to treating gay couples equally to heterosexual couples.

  4. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago

    There are those who have limited vision and understanding of people, things and events that don't fit into their "normal box" of life. They fail to realize that love comes from the heart and not a person's genitals.


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