Nobody is completely intolerant, nobody said they were completely intolerant, nobody has final authority over personal morality, only the ability to advance arguments (unless you are a deity, I suppose).
Anyway, as has been said, there is going to be variability in how different individuals in charge of the hiring process will react. This variability simply isn't up for debate — you're not going to see that you got dinged from the resume pile, call up the hiring officers and argue with them on the phone about moral theory. To minimize variability, it is not too too difficult to provide a self-controlled online portrait of oneself using cross-linking and a simple static website (or even one with a fairly neutral blog).
I don't understand how you guys/gals can compartmentalize this advice so hard. You'll take advice about fashion (dress conservatively) but then think you're going to argue with someone about gay marriage in order to get a law job.
rinkrat19 wrote: He's saying "being against gay marriage doesn't make me intolerant." I'm saying yeah, it does, just own it.
Intolerant is a word with negative connotations. Nobody that believes what they are saying/writing would self-label themselves as intolerant, just like they wouldn't say "I'm narrow-minded and bigoted, but I own it!"