The reason people want the law because saying "I'm not available that weekend" is not going to get you off the hook. What happens in real estate discrimination cases is that if someone feels they are being lied to, they enlist the help of professional "checkers" to make an inquiry for that same place... and if now it is suddenly available then you can be sued on that basis. Same thing would go for the caterer, and if there aren't already actual professional checkers like there are for real estate, I'm sure it would suffice for them to have friends inquire. So a gay couple feels that your not being available is discrimination, then they send in a straight couple to ask for the same weekend. If now you are available, then you'd probably end up in court.
Good point. I really never thought about it that way. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.
I would likely handle it that way myself. But if you're someone filled with zeal and fervor and love of liberty, than you may feel it's your divinely appointed right to tell the gays to stop polluting your store with their gayness. Suggesting that they hide that Liberty Light under a bushel for the sake of keeping the peace is akin to blasphemy.
That is what I mean. Most people, gay, straight, white, black, etc. just want to go about their business. They want to go to work, to eat, to the park, whatever. There are a few, of every category of people that want to be vocal about their feelings toward others.
I don't know, I don't see a difference between a gay man and a straight woman, or a black man and a white woman. I see people.