Why is "Black people shouldn't marry and get children" racist, but "gay people shouldn't marry..." an opinion and part of free speech?
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Well first of all, people often don't how the world homophobic is really intended to be used. The word homophobic is used as a shaming word to indicate people are afraid of gay people. This is often done as a way of calling the other person a coward and indicating that they are secretly gay and are afraid of people finding out so they lash out at openly gay people. That is the culture that gave rise to the term homophobic. As such many people refuse to see the word homophobic as the same as being anti gay and instead see it more as a slur.
I don't know anyone saying black people shouldn't be allowed to get married. In the past they weren't allowed to marry whites, but that law also applied to whites. Likewise gay people can get married. They just have to marry their own gender just like straight people do. So it really isn't an equal comparison. If anything it is a failure to care about gay issues than to openly oppress them.
Back then marriage also meant more from a financial perspective. You often needed a spouse to take care of you. Today we are more independent and the meaning of marriage has changed to where most don't see the point of marriage except for religious people. Since there is no real point of getting married except for religious purposes anymore. Many religious people see gay marriage as a way of mocking their religion. They aren't wrong either. Churches have already been sued for not marrying gay people. I don't think the church has lost such a lawsuit yet, but the intention of wanting to force a religion to change is very clear.
Of course religious people are going to fight against what they see as sinful behavior. In fact many religions aren't even suppose to allow marriage outside of their religion.
You can force people to follow the law, but you can't force them to accept your view of morality. Likewise they will continue to try and change the laws to fit their views of morality just like every other group is doing.
A better idea would be to just ban the government from recognizing anyone as married and leave it up to peoples personal choices. Even if you wanted to marry a tree, that shouldn't matter to the government. The government shouldn't endorse or reject any view on marriage. That would go a long way to silencing both sides of this incredibly stupid debate.2