For the large majority, the public expressed their support, but for two county commissioners and a few speakers who chose to spout the same tired old reasons. A few people thought this matter should be put on the ballet and voted on by the community, bad move.
But what was the most unreasonable argument against the measure was that people didn't want to have to deal with the lgbt community as a whole, it was as if they wanted us to crawl back under the rock and pond we appeared from.
There was the speech that we could be changed, that being gay was a choice; they didn't hate people they just didn't like someone who was visibly gay acting. Several people thought that this would open the floodgate for discrimination lawsuits.
People who own small business will take peoples money without asking if they are gay, and some will not let a gay person shop in their establishments. Maybe it time we ask owners if they want our "gay" money or not. If a business should fail, then they are not seeking to being more business into their stores. We have lots of money and would prefer to spend it in business that is friendly to the lgbt community.