We do not allow those without training or the incompetent or who malpractice to practice medicine. This is good discrimination.
However—and this is the essential point—there is no way for the state to mandate this virtue without significantly curtailing LIBERTY.
It can be done but MANDATING VIRTUE by law is a TRADE OFF.
But I fear non-discrimination LAW has become too much a curtailment of liberty.
And since then it has metastasized: instead of new laws we’ve just added more and more protected characteristics.
Comparing race to sex to sexual proclivity to religion isn’t just compared apples to oranges, it’s comparing apples to oranges to bananas to figs, etc.
I suggest it’s the way anti-racism has become authoritarian and divisive.
When we opened the door of “it is legitimate for the state to control you regard ‘discrimination’ we opened a Pandora’s box.