Technically speaking, the purpose of this debate no longer exists, since it was asking whether gay marriage should be legal in America or not. It's legal now, so the only purpose left is to argue whether it's right or not.
Personally, I feel it's fine this way as long as religious people have the right to disagree and turn people away from their private businesses because they don't want their work at an event they don't support. Similar to the Christian bakery that had been sought out to make a cake for a gay couple. Now, if the couple had asked for a bunch of cupcakes, and not told the owners they would be served at their wedding, I'm certain the owners would have been fine. However, the couple specifically asked that the owners cater their gay wedding. Thus the owners declined, pointed the couple to different bakeries, and there it really should have ended. But the couple got mad, claimed discrimination, and thus the large mess that has occurred.
I don't want to get into an argument about the details of the above event (I've seen both sides on Facebook, and they both are calling the other names at this point, so let's not start that here). However, I do want to make clear the concern that religious and personal freedoms maybe restricted because of whether or not we, religious individuals, agree with the new law. That is all.
P.S. You can love the sinner and hate the sin, and vice versa. Though I prefer the former immensely over the latter.
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