Very insightful posting from a straight, conservative, married guy. He has some valid points about gay unions, and some good reasons why the backlash has occurred.
Gay Unions – A Red Mind in a Blue State
I think two things really hurt the gay cause:
1) Outlandish behavior, such as the Halloween Gay Parades, just reinforces every bad notion, and defeats all attempts to cast gay couples as “normal” Americans, save for their partner’s gender; and
2) When we see a heterosexual couple, we see them as Dick and Lynn, individual adults who are a couple. We don’t think of them as a couple engaging in sex. Think about it– what if the first thing you thought of when you saw the Cheneys holding hands on a stage was their sexual activities? You’d gag. As you would with just about any couple, other than Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt. But when we see gay couples, we are immediately focused on their sexuality, like you would be drawn to the hair of someone wearing a giant orange Afro wig. And it freaks us out.