Because asking for your age to me would suggest that they think you may be older and hold more 'traditional' views on stuff.
Probably not what you would consider "traditional". As I've said before, when I was about 15 or 16 a friend came out to me before anyone else because he knew I wouldn't make fun of him or stop being friends with him because he was gay, and I also have no problems with gay couples getting married or adopting children. But, I am also a strong supporter of both constitutional and civil rights. I don't agree with Phil Robertson's religious views, but I support his civil right to be a Christian and not get fired for it as much as I support someone's right to not be fired for being black or gay or too old.
No on is violating his civil rights nor his constitutional rights, and he didn't get fired. What about this do you not understand?