Originally Posted by Row6
Depending on what the discrimination entails it may or may not be enforceable by the laws of the land, much as racial discrimination is, and that's a good thing. You can't discriminate based on race in certain situation, while in others you can. I can live with that.
What is enforceable by the laws of the land is what is at stake here, though. If we're willing to modify one component of the law, then wouldn't it follow that the other could be modified just the same? We shouldn't attempt to base justification on existing laws otherwise we wouldn't be having the discussion about homosexual marriages. The racial discrimination comparisons have been refuted on this site time and time again. And still, racial discrimination is not only legally permissible in certain situations, but it is required in certain situations (see NFL's Rooney Rule and other AA-based policies). Even with that, race is self-identified in this country. You can be whatever race you choose to be.