Funny, though, Saoirse, you almost never hear people arguing that we should find compromises about people who hold strong beliefs in racism. I mean,white supremacists are for the most part utterly sincere in their beliefs, most of which are based on religion.
If a KKK member owned a bake shop and refused to bake a cake for white man and a black woman who were getting married, all hell would break loose. Nobody would be searching for “compromises.”
We would recognize that his religious beliefs are not a a valid excuse for his bigoted behavior.
We queer people deserve every bit as much dignity and respect as that interracial couple. There isn’t any difference at all in the two cases.
The homophobic bigot of a baker who won’t serve us is no different from the KKK member.
People who say this case is hard need to pull their heads out of their asses — self-identified progressive people especially.