Instapundit references a post by a Swiss reader of this blog (who also e-mailed me a heads-up) about tomorrow’s referendum on civil partnership in this European nation. Fran?ois notes how quickly Western attitudes toward gays have changed:
The change of attitude regarding gays and lesbians in the western world is quite extraordinary: it is less than 40 years since a prudent decriminalization of homosexual acts began in Britain (in 1967), following the Wolfenden report. And the very idea that same sex couples should be recognized and supported emerged only in the 1980s, an unlikely side-effect of the AIDS epidemic which forced gay men to go public or die, and society to acknowledge them or reject them (with great risk regarding the spread of the HIV virus). It was enacted into law for the first time in 1989 in Denmark.
Now that I’ve whet your appetite, read the whole thing!