I see states with people whom vote in gay marriage.
That is indeed remarkable, as no US state has seen the people "vote in" equal marriage rights, we've only seen the people vote to overturn
equal marriage where it has been passed by the legislature or required by the courts. Opponents of equal marriage want
the people to vote while the polling is in their favor, because voting on equal marriage means a majority voting on the rights of a minority where the minority is expected to lose. Can you clarify what you meant to say here please?
I see an IRS that threatens to suspend tax-exempt status of churches that won't marry same-sex couples.
No, I really don't think you do
. Please produce a citation that supports this claim.
I see a country that only accepts tollerance so long as its your definition of tollerance ("your" being general).
Examples with citations please, this is too vague to rebut.
In the end however, I see a country that sifts things down to a widely accepted and embraced state of acceptance where the word "tollerance" has no role. i.e. racial equality as it exists today.
While it would be nice to be accepted, for those who are prejudiced against others the best we can hope for is to tolerate each other in our civil society. Your level of confidence that acceptance is the path rather than tolerance doesn't match my own experience. Do we mean that same thing? What is the distinction between acceptance and tolerance to you?
By the way, we don't have racial equality today in any measure, in the same way we don't yet have gender equality. We've made progress, yes, but prejudice, in the form of misanthropy, racism, and homophobia is still all too common and pervasive.