America is so backwards on gay/lesbian treatment (by most western standards).
Just a quick hop across the border to Canada shows this (plus how ridiculously backwards America still is over 'race').
America will grow up (on both)...eventually.
The nation as a whole will eventually realize that there is nothing wrong with adult, consensual homosexuality and that 'they' should have the exact same rights as 'straight' people (and that telling every one who will listen that you are not racist...means you are racist, IMO. People who truly are not racist don't even think about it).