Does Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Make Someone a Bigot?

Mark Joseph Stern and Matthew Schmitz debate gay rights and religious liberty.
 

A baker in Colorado who refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding lost his appeal before the state's Civil Rights Commission. Should he have been allowed to refuse the gay couple? And does his opposition to gay marriage make him a bigot? Mark Joseph Stern of Slate and Matthew Schmitz of First Things debate these questions, while also finding a few points of agreement. The full debate can be seen on Bloggingheads.tv.

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