As one of the last remaining major civil rights battles of our time, gay marriage scored a huge victory in New York recently - making that 6 states that now allow two people who love each other to wed, regardless of race or sexual orientation. I couldn't be happier for the institution of love and those that choose to pursue it to its fullest legal extent. For too long, gays have been marginalized in society, hate crimes ignored, derogatory terms overused, all along the way towards making gays feel like second-class citizens.
Frankly, I'm flattered when a guy hits on me. I say, "no thanks. I'm not gay, but I'm flattered," and then I walk with a little more confidence and feel a helluva lot sexier. Why not? Attraction is fairly universal. Gay guys don't hit on ALL guys, just like straight guys don't hit on all girls. Be flattered. It's not often that girls are going out of their way to say you're sexy. I chalk up my wins when I can get them!
But, really, this isn't about us straight folks. It's about a group of people that haven't been afforded the rights that we all have. I have many gay friends. I've been to gay clubs - most recently by myself last week to dance to some good music. Am I gay? No. Am I bi-curious? No. But I am Gay friendly. Also White friendly. Black friendly. Hispanic friendly. Asian friendly. It feels good to be open and tolerant, but feels even better for those who don't get the luxury of receiving it every day.
I stand aligned with the Gay community and against homophobic comments. Like the minority groups of our past, you will find redemption and, soon enough, vindication.