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Guess what.

No, you can’t have an “opinion” that DOMA shouldn’t be overturned and expect me to “respect it”.

Because, hate to break it to you, but the freedom to marry whom you choose is a fundamental RIGHT that you can’t have a damn OPINION about. 

You can’t tell someone that you don’t think they should have the same rights as you and get offended when they show you your ignorance.

And no, giving LGBT individuals (that’s right the T IS included in this, and it hasn’t been given enough attention in my opinion) the same basic rights as you IS NOT “infringing” on your rights. Its called you’re used to having privilege and you don’t like the idea of someone else you have deemed as “different” or “inferior” to have access to the same things you do. 

I’ll refer you to the Loving v. Virginia court case, in which Chief Justice Earl Warren concluded, “Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man, fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State”. 

Discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation is the exact same thing as discriminating against them because of their race. 

You can’t have “opinions” about fundamental rights, people. 

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    WORD! You give up your “right” to an opinion when you start trying to take away other people’s rights. Rights are there,...
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