Is it fair to call opponents of same-sex marriage bigots?

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Is it fair to call opponents of same-sex marriage bigots?

Gigi D’Agostino
bartender | Blackwood, N.J.
“Yes, they’re prejudiced. They shouldn’t be judging other people. It’s not their life. I don’t care if it hurts their feelings. They shouldn’t be prejudiced against people in the first place.”

Gigi D’Agostino
bartender | Blackwood, N.J.
“Yes, they’re prejudiced. They shouldn’t be judging other people. It’s not their life. I don’t care if it hurts their feelings. They shouldn’t be prejudiced against people in the first place.”

Rachel Ambrose
baker | Queen Village
“Yes. They’re too aligned with their own cliques and intolerant of diversity. To me, that’s the very definition of a bigot. They’re all about passing judgment on others. I just wish they’d follow their own Golden Rule.”

Eric Nielsen
artist | West Philadelphia
“No. I support same-gender marriage but, at the same time, I don’t think it’s beneficial to call opponents bigots. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Calling them names only gives them ammunition to demonize the LGBT community.”

Ali Perez
telemarketer | Camden, N.J.
“Yes. As a lesbian woman, I have no problem calling them bigots. They have no problem judging me. They need to get educated and learn more about other people before they spout their bigoted views.”