This poll is just for my curiosity. One of the choices below should work for you. If not, feel free to comment.
This poll is not asking if you, yourself, would be comfortable having sex with the same gender. It asks if the very idea of it make you comfortable or uncomfortable.
Please read the options carefully. I tried to account for all possible comfort options.
I have no issue with sexual relationships between consenting adults and I am comfortable with whatever choice suits the individuals concerned.
I also find it a sad indictment of society that this is actually an issue and I hope that as marriage becomes accessible to all in more places around the world that it will continue to become less of an issue.
My dream is that one day, people will feel comfortable in their own skin and be judged on who they are not how they look and who they choose as their partner.
When I was young, the first time I saw two men who were clearly in love kiss each other, it made me smile. We should all be so lucky in life.
My parents never talked about homosexuality, so I didn't know their stance but like everything else I assumed they were pretty middle-of-the-road, they lean conservative but not because of religion... anyway, last year I was waiting in a movie theater for a film to start with my 75-year old father, and he was talking about how a group of veterans wanted to fly a gay pride flag in the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade but they were being turned down. I was getting a little hot under the collar, because he's VERY loud and I really wasn't sure where he was going with the story... finally he said, "They fought for our damn country! Let them do whatever the hell they want!" Man, was I relieved.
I love the idea of love. If two people wish to express their honest and loving (or lusting, as the case may be) feelings for each other, then DO IT! It is a simple concept--we all seek to be happy, and if we are truly taking the time to pursue our own happiness, then what other people pursue to be happy becomes a complete non-issue.
I'm so pleased with all these comments - another reason it's nice to get a break from the religious!
I agree with @IntellectualRN. I’ve always been surrounded by gay friends, and two of my sibs (out of five of us) are gay. Raising my daughter gave me the chance to try out nature/nurture. My goal was to raise her with acceptance as long as I could so that, when confronted with prejudice, it would be abrasive to her. When she was in preschool (4-ish?), I put a newspaper article about my brother’s partner, Terry (an actor), on the fridge. In the clip was a photo of Terry and his male costar. They’re lying down and all you see is their heads close together, one up and one down. My daughter gazed at it for a minute, and then said to me, “Uncle Chris ISN'T going to like THAT!”
Needless to say, we were so proud! So I never had to explain couples or gender to my daughter … but I did explain acting.
It’s my fervent hope, @MrLizard, that the time will soon come when polls such as this aren't interesting.
Encouraging to see the vast majority in the 'comfortable' category. We should do more to educate the masses that marriage is not a religious ceremony but a civil status agreement. Their is no reason not to allow two people to create a marriage contract, regardless of gender .