Comment: I understand where you are coming from I think...

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I understand where you are coming from I think...

but now can we set the metaphor aside for a moment?

"But if smokers' rights advocates get laws passed requiring I acknowledge and embrace their culture, and requiring that my kids be exposed to pro-smoking material"

Has this happened in terms of gay rights, or is this simply to describe how you would react if this were to happen?

I feel like people who have a problem with something existing often see the public acceptance of its existence as a personal attack directed at them. In actuality it has very little to do with them.

I don't think that last statement describes you, am I wrong?