Forcing an individual to provide a service against their will and religious beliefs is wrong
The interests of the different groups involved ought to balanced differently on a case by case basis
Respecting the rights of the religious is important, but only insofar as those rights don't involve 3rd party harm.
Why is it that sometimes we are willing to tolerate discrimination but in others find it unpalatable
Most Western liberal democracies organise themselves as secular nations. As such, the laws they write and the protections they assure their citizens are meant to uphold their liberties regardless of, and often in the face of, religious sentiments.
The principle of non-discrimination is the building block of many developed nations. Every person, regardless of creed or race or gender, ought to be treated equally. For this purpose we institute laws that make it illegal to fire, hire or refuse service to people on the basis of who they are. Given that we hold this principle of non-discrimination in high regard in both our courts of law and personal lives, it makes sense for these principles to be prioritised when we have such disputes. It is a poor state that watches helplessly as swathes of its population are mistreated. These non-discrimination laws/principles should therefore be respected by everyone - regardless of religious affiliation.
It could be argued that discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs is an equally important question in this discussion. If a Christian or a Muslim were to be refused service because they were people of faith, that would be unacceptable. It would also be unacceptable to force Christians or Muslims to feel that they are not equal citizens because of their religious beliefs.
P1. The law states that discrimination is unacceptable on any grounds P2. It is legitimate for the law overrides religious teachings that claim discrimination of LGBT couples is necessary C1. Therefore, religiously based discrimination against LGBT couples in unacceptable.
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