» Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Kenny11973(m) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 12:08:40:pm GMT

Sociologists at Indiana University asked more than a 1,000 people how they might feel about seeing couples hold hands, kissing on the cheek and French kissing in a park. 97 per cent of heterosexual respondents said they were OK with straight couples holding hands in public. However, only 62 per cent approved of gay men doing so. 95 per cent approved of men and women kissing on the cheek, but 55 per cent thought likewise if the couple in question were both men. 50 per cent, meanwhile, approved of a straight couple publicly engaging in French kissing, but only 22 per cent thought it was acceptable for a gay lovers to do so. The level of approval for lesbian couples was a bit higher at 75, 72 and 26 per cent respectively, but it still lagged behind the level for straight couples. Long Doan, lead author of the study which appears in the December issue of the American Sociological Review, said the findings revealed ongoing prejudices towards homosexuals, despite the big gains they have made in marriage equality. "Gay rights cannot be summarily measured by public approval of same-sex marriage. Attitudes toward same-sex couples are more complex than that," the doctoral student told AFP via email. "Over 50 per cent of Americans support same-sex marriage," said Doan, whose research focuses on the ways that emotions can maintain inequality in society. "This is a remarkable increase in support from where it was several years ago, but what does that mean in terms of American ideals of equality?" One twist that surprised Doan and his colleagues was that in some cases, homosexuals were even less approving of same-sex couples engaging in public displays of affection. For instance, 45 per cent of gay respondents thought it was acceptable for straight couples to French kiss, but 39 per cent believed gay men ought to do so as well. That might be due to fears in the gay community that such behavior might lead to harassment and hate crimes, said Doan. Support among Americans for marriage equality has consistently been running at better than 50 per cent in successive Gallup polls since May 2012.
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Festus(m) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:38:51:pm GMT

And what about you, i mean, what's your opinion about gays? Do you support them?

I want to know everyone's opinion on this question. I personally love them, because some of my wonderful friends are gay, or bi. Since God and a bunch of other people don't seem to be on their side, I want to see how many people support them and support love!
I will do my best to refer to same sax couples as homosexual instead of gay.

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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Berlins(m) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:41:43:pm GMT

I was traveling around with 12 guys-Hello.A song that says love the one your with comes to mind at this time and I separate the words gay and homosexual.My gay friends support love and homosexuals tend to be perverted.Be care full when you look for love.I have been hurt by perverted homosexuals or I would not tell you it was so. Be Gay and enjoy the day.Love to All.
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Easygoinggirl(f) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:42:36:pm GMT

I feel that God has no qualms against the glbtq because he has granted them life still. I had a gf for 6yrs and I was a proud supporter of the Gay Straight Alliance at my high school. A few of my closest friends are same sex oriented and i feel that they are no different than me.
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Fazil123(f) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:43:23:pm GMT

God love all people.He love homosexuals (People) it just he just don't like homosexuality (An Act).
Me personally I have no opinion on it because I'm a human.I can not judge because as a human I had my screw ups.
Hardcore idiots need to stop trying rebuff someone just because they don't like them.
No this is America.Home of the Free.The colonies were establish in America because most of them were trying escape religious persecution.
Let people do them
SMH
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Harddude(m) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:44:07:pm GMT

Absolutely ! They just seem to be nicer people. Maybe because they are more open to other people's pain because they go through so much hassle. That's another thing the majority aren't bitter with society. maybe because the feel more fulfilled than others because they are true to them selves. but we shouldn't even be making this distinction. This won't encourage people to see them as 'normal'
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Kissy(f) .:. Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 05:45:56:pm GMT

I don't have any gay friends, but i live in a CONSERVATIVE community, though.
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Kenny11973(m) .:. Fri, 21 Nov, 2014 - 05:51:15:am GMT


Quote from Festus:

And what about you, i mean, what's your opinion about gays? Do you support them?

I want to know everyone's opinion on this question. I personally love them, because some of my wonderful friends are gay, or bi. Since God and a bunch of other people don't seem to be on their side, I want to see how many people support them and support love!
I will do my best to refer to same sax couples as homosexual instead of gay.

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   I don't like guy but that doesn't to distance myself from them. I can work with them do anything with them but when it comes to that part please spare me out.
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Re: Gay public affection does not sit well with Americans by: Piwizo(m) .:. Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 11:19:46:am GMT

How will a normal human being just take pleasure in being gay, I will always say it that gay is a spirit, it's inhuman to be gay, I don't care where it might have been legalized, it doesn't makes it right, what morals are there in being gay, like for real and guy and another guy they are in love, and people are not saying anything about it, some are even say, we have the right to freedom, freedom of choice, I can't and won't support gay for any reason in the world, take it for example, if your parents were gay, would you come into existent no, I can understand being single and not wanting to have anything to do with the opposite partner and maybe adopt a kid and all that, I can understand that the moment you're gay I can never have anything to do with you, gayism Is a demonic fraternity that has encapsulated the mind of a great number of people and it just has to be stopped, what are we passing to the next generations, if we continue like this people will start sleeping with animals, we already have toys know as sex dolls, and nobody is saying anything about it, we shouldn't abuse freedom, do what's right for a better future and a better tomorrow even animals don't practice gays they are sensible enough to know that that's trash, and human beings will be behaving like mad people, gay is madness, they should even be put in life imprisonment, Obama that legalized it in America during his tenure as president is married and foolish people are practicing it!!! Which way are we heading to, which way, my heart is bleeding sore for the next generation!!!
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