Originally Posted by Axil
Discrimination of this type is illegal. I don't think you can hold the media responsible for others acting illegal as a result of the information they reveal.
Also, there are plenty of things that have no bearing on your ability to perform your job, and you're not protected from discrimination based upon. These things are fair game, and potentially more damaging.
There are a lot of things players don't want known that the media would love to dig up. Why is sexual orientation special. Furthermore why is homosexuality specifically special. Would you make the same argument for polygamist relationships?
This has no bearing on my opinion whatsoever. I tend to agree with you, that it's a crappy thing to have happen. I just don't believe it's any different than - say reporting an affair an player may be having. Or revealing a pregnancy before it's intended anyone know. Why should cromartie be subjected to questions about all his kids, and ridiculed because he had a lapse whilst rattling off their names, but if your a homosexual any media attention is immoral and wrong?
Yes, he should be ridiculed for not knowing his kids names. And in being a poster boy for being a non-involved father. There is no more irresponsible behavior that a man can do that is legal.
If you expose a socially frowned upon although legal act, what is the reason for doing so. What do you mean "fair game" it is not fair or morally justifiable.
Polygamy is Illegal, Being a homosexual is not, I am having trouble understanding the analogy you make. Homosexuality is special because a lot of people still refuse to accept what consenting adults do legally is of no concern of theirs.
And just because you cant find someone legally responsible for inciting an illegal act you can still find them morally culpable.