I want to protect my neighbor because...

General Principles of Fairness

  • I believe in equality and fairness.
  • I believe in equal rights.
  • everyone should be treated fairly.
  • we should treat everyone as we’d like to be treated.
  • it’s the right thing to do.
  • I love my neighbors.
  • that’s the world I want to live in.
  • religious beliefs shouldn’t be used to harm other people

Religious/Humanist Reasons

  • I believe in the Golden Rule.
  • my religion tells me to respect everyone.
  • I’m a Humanist.
  • the Bible commands it.
  • it’s what my parents taught me to do.
  • my values teach me to.

Personal Relationships

  • our kids play together.
  • they look out for me, now it’s time for me to look after them.
  • we’re a community, and everyone matters.
  • we look out for each other.

Healthcare in General

  • no one should be turned away from getting medical care.
  • everyone deserves access to healthcare.
  • someone else’s religion shouldn’t dictate his/her/their medical decisions.

Women’s Healthcare

  • she should get to make her own medical decisions.
  • it’s her body, not her boss’s body.
  • contraception prevents abortion.
  • real healthcare includes women’s healthcare.
  • it’s 2015 and birth control is real healthcare.
  • it’s her body, not yours.

Discrimination General

  • discrimination is un-American.
  • discrimination is wrong.
  • they should be served wherever they want to spend their money.
  • I don’t want them to experience the discrimination I have.
  • they shouldn’t be told that “we don’t serve your kind.”

Marriage/LGBT Couples

  • all marriages deserve the same respect.
  • their marriage is as good as mine/ours.
  • their family is just like mine/ours.
  • love is love.
  • everyone should be able to visit their spouse in the hospital.
  • they shouldn’t face discrimination because of who they love.
  • government officials should serve everyone equally.


  • they are loving parents and should be allowed to adopt a child.
  • children deserve loving families.
  • families come in all shapes and sizes.

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