Just looking at GLBT rights from a political candidate and/or party position:
One may have the choice of pushing GLBT rights issues moderately or (for lack of a better term) extremely. Now "extreme" may be the progressive moral right thing to do, but...
If one chooses "moderate" and win the election, then moderate (or greater) gains are possible.
If one chooses "extreme" and looses the election (because of loosing the support of moderates or whatever), then moderate (or greater) gains possibilities are (severely?) reduced, and losses are a possibility.
It seems pointless to take the high moral ground is that is going to lead to a loss.
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No, one should shrug it off and buy the cake next door from someone that isn't a bigoted idiot. Better, tell them to go fuck themselves and then go next door and spend twice the money on a massive cake with an inverted crucifix stuffed into the top.
I've tried different ways on this thread to get across why making a wedding cake for a gay wedding puts the baker in the position of treating gay marriage as legitimate,...
Gay civil marriage is legally recognized in the United States - It is legally legitimate (even if it might be seen as religiously illegitimate). Providing a cake is not an endorsement of it being religiously legitimate.