So, the New York Times online version has this pretty cool section I didn’t know existed. It’s called “Room for Debate,” and it’s an opinion forum for columnists and readers to debate issues.
In this edition, the conversation is about whether or not supporting gay rights is still a controversial position to take. The obvious answer is no - assorted studies over the last couple of years have shown an increase in positive attitudes towards things like marriage equality and open military service, and younger generations especially are more and more likely to be pro-gay rights.
At the same time, a columnist points out that gay rights might not be a priority for voters anymore. This could be a good thing or a bad thing - more and more voters today have grown up in a world where gay rights were the norm, so while they are used to it and cool with it, they also may not be inspired to rally for it.
Poke around the site for a while and let me know what you think. This is a pretty cool way to delve into an issue, and the Times picked a good question here.
ka-tagory9 said: "more and more voters today have grown up in a world where gay rights were the norm, so while they are used to it and cool with it, they also may not be inspired to rally for it." i feel that this is the same for women’s rights and minority rights also
wholenothalf said: I think this really depends on where you live. Recently the high school I graduated from held a tolerance day. The following day, there was backlash in the for of ‘straight day.’ If students were not participating they were bullied.
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