Here’s the problem with the values argument in relation to LGBTQ rights: it’s not about you. It’s not about your belief structure or what your interpretation of any religious text seems to say. It’s not about unsubstantiated fears of how public restrooms are utilized. It’s not about maintaining your comfort level at the expense of others. It’s not about your perception of what love, marriage, and families should look like. It’s not even about the overwhelming science that demands legitimization of LGBTQ individuals. It is not about you. Full stop.
If, indeed, your values compel you to perpetuate so much tragedy, violence, and heartbreak, are they really as admirable as you have been lead to believe? Is the very real suffering of the LGBTQ community worth the satisfaction of having voted your conscience? If so, I see nothing of merit in the so-called values you seek to defend.
— LGBTQ Rights Are Not About YOUR Values | Caitlin Antonides for HuffPost