Here’s a question every anti-gay bigot should be able to answer: Since you oppose marriage equality, how will legalizing it affect your life?
The clip begins at the 12:29 mark.
If the definition of marriage is changed, it’s no longer assumed that millions of people like myself who are married, it’s assumed I’m married to a woman. That affects me straight away… People no longer assume that I’m married to a woman. I have to explain myself.
Besides the fact that being scared of a two-second conversation with a stranger is enough reason for him to oppose civil rights for an entire group of people, his premise is just flat-out wrong. The “default” will remain with the majority — people are much more likely to think gay people are straight than the other way around.
But consider this: Being temporarily thought of as gay is the worst consequence he can imagine if marriage equality is enacted.
Personally, I’d be more worried about my faith-based bigotry being exposed to the world. But that’s because I have a conscience.
Shelton’s response is all the more reason to make marriage equality a reality in the country. It won’t hurt anyone. His answer proves it.
(Thanks to Stephen for the link)