“What’s your view of gay marriage”? “Well, I think if you love somebody you should simply be able to marry them – “what’s your opinion”? “Who loves whom is none of my business but redefining marriage for same sex unions is a really complex issue and …..” Hmmm, I never took you for a bigot”.
That’s about how it goes. I know. I’ve tried many, many times.
It is virtually impossible to have a thoughtful hearing on this issue without it going emotionally off the tracks before the end of opening arguments. And that is the first problem.
“Those who demand the most tolerance from others typically exhibit the least tolerance in return” – Basicman’s Axiom of Life #6