Why I Can’t Support Hate Speech Laws
Because this is what passes for hate speech. Pathetic. And if we gays and lesbians can’t overcome such arguments without the use of force, then we deserve to lose the battle of ideas.
Update: I’m getting some very strong and very unexpected pushback in the comments. I know the original post was laconic, especially for me, but if I were to formalize the argument lurking behind it, said argument would run:
Some people want laws to prohibit X.
Some other people, without any apparent controversy, identify Y as a variety of X.
But Y is a matter of serious and reasoned intellectual debate, and thus obviously not a fit subject for prohibition.
Therefore, laws against X may have a really big problem.
I am mystified why this is so hard to understand.