(Community Matters) ” . . .lines are stretching out the front door and the parking lot is packed” . . . . as customers demonstrate their support for discrimination against LGBT Americans. Rather than being threatened by this, I believe it will speed up our recognition and equality. Most Americans will be surprised to learn there are still so many willing to publicly support discrimination*. Every poll now shows the majority of Americans support full constitutional equality for LGBT citizens.
*admittedly, there might be some showing up today as an expression of support for freedom of expression – though, I doubt that constitutes much of the crowds. LGBT Americans know there is a very vocal, sometimes dangerous, minority of Americans who explicitly oppose rights for LGBT citizens. Hell, in Texas it’s still legal to be fired from your job for being gay. In some states, gay parents are still threatened by the loss of parental rights.