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Although you seem to have made your political affiliations quite clear and a response from me will most likely do little to move you or challenge your thought, I would like to address some of your arguments in the hope that we could eventually come to a closer state of understanding.

Firstly, I would make the point that the Democrat to which you refer, that labels you a “nazi” simply for discussing what was and still is widely considered a Democratic position, is not representative of the whole — or even a majority — of those who make up the Democratic base or Democratic leadership. I certainly am aware that such situations happen, but I am also aware of individuals who would much rather discuss the merit of a position.

As for criticisms on the position you assume that Democrats take on human biology, it seems that you have made a larger issue of the concept than most Democrats have. No where in the Democratic platform does it express views about men or women not being different, nor do I think most Democrats have made a central issue of destroying the concept of sex. However, I will say that Democrats tend to care less about how individuals express themselves due to the fact that self-expression is merely an extension of said liberty. I, as do most Democrats, have little concern with what individuals decide to do on their own.

As for the Republican Party — according to a report put out by the Pew Research Center in 2016, support for gay marriage sits around 40 percent total. When compared to even 10 years ago, that is a wonderful figure signalling progress in American society. However, the Republican Party continues to pursue anti-gay legislation on the state and local level. The assertion that gay individuals should not have the right to marry, as well as pursue families, still sits within the Republican Party Platform. It is also coupled with support of legislation allowing business owners to discriminate against LGBT individuals and support of parents who wish to “pursue treatment or therapy” for their LGBT children, essentially approving of the torturous practices of gay conversion therapy.

You may be of the belief, like many of the right who I have discussed with, that such policies are in no way comparable to scourge that is Sharia Law — which is currently infesting itself in the United States through the singular percentage point of the population that consists of Muslims. However, another report put out by the Pew Research Center in 2015 reported that 42 percent of Muslim’s within the United States support gay marriage. For comparison, the same report states that only 28 percent of Evangelical Protestants support gay marriage.

While I, and most Democrats, would oppose fundamentalist religious laws within the United States, there has been a disingenuous equivalency between Sharia Law and Muslims that has been drawn on the right. I can both recognize that non-secular laws are bad for maintaining liberal democracy while also respecting ones first-amendment to worship. They are not mutually exclusive.

I hope, but doubt, this post has challenged some of the ideas you presented. Respond if you wish — but I have little interest in doing the back and forth argument thing. If you feel that you still hold on to your positions, just walk away. It will save us both time.

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