Such wonderful news!
According to a new study, homosexuality is gaining wider and wider acceptance in the U.S.!
This wasn't always the case. In 1973, 70 percent of Americans felt homosexuality was "always wrong," the report revealed. By 2010, the percentage of those who felt that homosexuality was "always wrong" had dropped to 44 percent.
The researchers found a dramatic increase in support for same-sex marriage over the last 20 years, jumping from an 11 percent approval rate in 1988 to 46 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, 40 percent remain opposed.
Support for a gay person's right to speak publically jumped to 86 percent in 2010 — up from 62 percent in 1972. Meanwhile, support for homosexuals teaching at colleges or universities rose to 84 percent in 2010, up from 48 percent in 1973. The researchers also found more people approved of library books that cast a favorable light on homosexuality. Support for these books rose from 54 percent in 1973 to 78 percent in 2010.
Looks like the support in many areas for the LGBT community is growing all around! And that's an amazing thing to have
What gay rights needs is support for fellow humans who love and care for each other — who knows? Maybe in another few years that number will continue to grow to the point where prejudice against a person's sexual preference will start to disappear altogether!
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