Some results from various polls.
- 89% believe gays and lesbians should have equal rights in job opportunities. (Up from 56% in 1977)
- 68% say gays should be included in federal hate crimes legislation.
- 79% think gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly in the military.
- 57% believe gays and lesbians should be able to adopt.
Age - not surprisingly - is the main divide on the issue of gay marriage/civil unions. Young people are more accepting than the old.
So change will occur. Current efforts to change state constitutions may slow that change, but Equality is a great idea, and it is hard to kill an idea.