Posted by MikeT23 on 5/14/2013 2:17:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/14/2013 2:12:00 PM (view original):Maybe, maybe not. Right now, in today, I think "maybe not". I'll admit that I'm 50 and not around the gay enviroment. But I probably know as many in the 20-30 age group as I do the 50ish. And, for the most part, many are "Meh. Whatever. Just don't tell me about the great time Joe and George had on the couch last week." But some are "******* freaks. Try a woman, why dontcha?"
Mike, I'd argue that the good for the homosexual community vastly outweighs the concerns you have. Allowing gay marriage and encouraging the "gay is ok" environment on our society does much more good than bad. And by encouraging "gay is ok" you'll ultimately have less of those locker room experiences you're describing.
If wouldn't be a simultaneous change, it would be gradual. Just like anything that's similar to this. I don't love comparing this to the Civil Rights movement, but I'm confident that society viewed blacks, overall, more negatively in 1970 than they do in 2013. When change occurs, people against the change will react negatively to it. But if it's ultimately the right thing to do, people will ultimately come around to it. People in 2013, as a whole, don't view homosexuals as "equals" to heterosexuals. Allow gay marriage, insist that being homosexual is not a bad thing. In 2053, we'll be better off as a whole because of it.
Note: I put quotes around "equals" because I'm uncomfortable using the word when describing the Civil Rights movement in the same paragraph. Again, I know it isn't the same thing.