I’m just going to come out and say it: I will never understand people who actively try to resist social progression. Admittedly this may be in part because I’m a liberal-ass hippie born and raised in Seattle. Regardless of where I grew up, the idea of hating someone or a group of people simply because they associate themselves with a concept you don’t understand or aren’t comfortable with, which literally doesn’t affect you at all, is mind-boggling to me.
You don’t support gay marriage? Then don’t get married to someone of the same gender. Is abortion against your religion? Then don’t get an abortion. You don’t like marijuana? You guessed it, then don’t smoke it. And the list goes on.
All of this being said, it’s okay to hold the above opinions or beliefs; what isn’t okay is attempting to force those opinions on others.
If a person decides to take part in something that isn’t harming anyone else then they should have the right to make that choice. I’m not saying this as a liberal-ass hippie from Seattle, but rather as a human who has compassion for other humans. Bodily autonomy, and the choice to be happy, should be a fundamental human right.