It’s not a slippery slope argument anymore. It’s real. And while it’s not an argument that we go back and ban gay marriage, it is a reminder that tolerance ought cut both ways, but often doesn’t.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Voters were assured that legalizing gay marriage wouldn’t undermine religious freedom—after all, the public was assured that religious institutions would be free to act as they always had. But what about religious individuals? The effects of this new legal regime on private citizens have largely been ignored.