"Homer, I won your respect, and all I had to do was save your life. Now, if every gay man could just do the same, you'd be set."
June 4, 2010 10:07 PM Subscribe
Americans' Acceptance of Gay Relations Crosses 50% Threshold
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- To try to figure out why, NYT columnist Charles M. Blow taps sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel and Professor Ritch Savin-Williams, who offer three hypotheses
as to what may have lead to the surprising changes and what remains of the gender disparity in attitudes.
Via Gallup: There is a gradual cultural shift under way in Americans' views toward gay individuals and gay rights. While public attitudes haven't moved consistently in gays' and lesbians' favor every year, the general trend is clearly in that direction. This year, the shift is apparent in a record-high level of the public seeing gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable. Meanwhile, support for legalizing gay marriage, and for the legality of gay and lesbian relations more generally, is near record highs.