Continuing the discussion from Is there a non-bigoted reason to be anti-same-sex-marriage?:
This got me thinking. Suppose I’m not sexually attracted to people of a protected class. I really am not sexually attracted to men. Does that make me a bigot? Why or why not?
Sexual attraction is a feeling towards a person. My not being attracted to men is literally a feeling towards people based solely upon their sex. Sex is a protected trait. Furthermore my lack of sexual attraction to men is not based on any amount of reasoning - it is not arrived at with rational thought. No amount of rational debate is going to make me sexually attracted to men. It follows that my lack of sexual attraction to men is an irrational feeling towards people based solely on a protected trait.
How is this not prejudice on the basis of sex? How is it not bigotry?
While I personally do not find dark skin unattractive, I’m sure a significant number of people think skin tone is a factor in sexual attraction. Perhaps darker brown skin not being attractive, or perhaps more commonly tan skin being more attractive than pale skin. Is that bigotry?