It’s safe to assume that business owners aren’t going to be terribly concerned about mixed fibers, people who eat shellfish, or those who work on the Sabbath. The real issue, of course, is same-gender couples with the audacity to expect access to public accommodations.
These justifications are about building exclusionary and elite community environments, not about upholding actual religious values.
There’s something wrong if we’re having to default to a cultural script rather than following feeling.
It is mindboggling that Manning’s supporters continue to engage in this, in the very act of “support”–and it says everything about how we on the Left see transgender women.
Unfortunately, the focus on marriage in Australia recently has obscured the deficiencies in some areas of LGBT rights in more urgent need of attention.