Can someone please sum up the key Libertarian considerations on the many non-discrimination ordinances (NDO) making their way through various city and county governments? My city council is currently bogged down on the issue.
I am working through my own thoughts on the issue, and I am troubled by the idea that a “baker can be compelled to bake a wedding cake for a LGBT couple, in direct conflict with the baker’s religious beliefs.”
I don’t really care if a person is LGBT, and I don’t think governments should discriminate on that basis. However, private persons and businesses choose daily how to interact with many types of people. For example, a dress code at a nice restaurant discriminates against those who wear shorts and flip flops. Or, should a Big & Tall store be required to carry clothes for short, thin people?
Maybe the whole thing boils down to whether LGBT is an innate characteristic or a choice…