Cultural Liberalism is a social philosophy that expresses the social dimension of liberalism and favors the freedom of individuals to choose to whether to conform to cultural norms. Although, commonly referred to as social liberalism in the context of the United States, doesn't imply an ideology per say, and just the general attitude that individuals should be free to decide their own decisions regardless of the political ideology.
This follows the harm principle, as cultural liberals believe that society shouldn't impose any specific code of behavior on individuals, they defend the moral rights of nonconformists to express their own identity however they see fit as long as they do not harm anyone else. The culture wars in politics are generally disagreements between cultural progressives and cultural conservatives, as the cultural progressive thinks that the structure of one's family and the nature of marriage should be left up to the individual decision. They argue that as long as one's lifestyle doesn't harm another person, then no lifestyle is inherently better than any other. Cultural liberals support things same-sex marraige, abortion rights, and other culturally left-wing policies. Although, unlike cultural progressives, cultural liberals don't always support culturally progressive policies. And, for the same reasons, do not favor things like political correctness and identity politics because of its attacks of certain civil liberties like freedom of speech and expression. In contrast to civil libertarianism, proponents for cultural liberalism will tend to show greater scepticism in regards to social reforms that can lead to the increased risk of harm compared to that of the views of some civil libertarians for example, differences of opinion in relation to gun law reforms.
- Progressivism - We are a close match, you need to be more accepting of things like freedom of speech though, I get SJW vibes from you sometimes.
- Civil Libertarianism - Another close match, we go hand-and-hand.
- Social Liberalism - I'm most often referred to as you.
- Liberalism - My father.
- Individualism - It's the individuals choice at the end of the day whether or not they want to conform to societal norms, nor should we force these views onto other people.
- Bleeding-Heart Libertarianism - A bit too progressive on social issues, but you respect individual liberty greatly, which is something I admire.
- Libertarian Paternalism - Depends on what you are encouraging.
- Libertarian Conservatism - You respect individual choices, but still think the community should enforce social values.
- Libertarianism - Many of your adherents are socially liberal and respect individual freedom, but there are some wacky followers of yours. You're also more concerned with establishing property rights than the harm principle. As long as you're socially liberal, you're good.
- Conservatism - Forcing people to follow your moral values is dumb.
- Paleoconservatism - You're even crazier than the guy above you!
- Paternalism - You don't respect societal freedoms!
- SJW - You take things way too far, and give cultural liberalism a bad name! We shouldn't force people to adopt views of conservative or progressive policies.
- Right-Wing SJW - Same thing as above but right-wing.