"Just two years ago, rainbow flags flew over Saint Paul's Wabasha Street Bridge, spanning the mighty Mississippi River. Marriage equality had become law in our state. It required decades of fearlessness, hard work and faith on the part of millions of individuals across our state to reach that milestone. Today's ruling by the High Court means love is now the law across our nation--and I have never been more convinced that we are at our best as a city, state and nation than when we reach for and achieve equality."
A: How does this type of legislation change the hearts and minds of bigots? It doesn't, it breeds resentment from the misuse of government for a social ill, which is better changed through direct social human exchanges. For businesses that discriminate the market and consumer power can regulate it better than government and the penalty is worse, because the business may fail whereas these types of laws protect bigoted businesses from the consequence of failure at the same time they force them to hire a few women and minorities, which is a false representation of equality. Equality would be everyone hired upon their own merits by businesses that wish to attain the best for their businesses, which is really what women and minorities want, recognition for what we can do.
A: Yes, marriage should not even be a government-defined contract. It is a private matter.
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