Not just gay people…
It takes time for the awkwardness to go away, but that's normal. Any suggestions??? I'll preface this with saying its an opinion based on anecdotal evidence and personal experience, rather than statistics. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site.
Country with ancient laws discriminating gay men
Dean Hamer, a former National Institutes of Health scientist who led the first high-profile study identifying a genetic link to being gay in , said he was happy to see such a large research effort. Further evidence against the discrimination hypothesis: nine out of 10 Americans—including 86 percent of Republicans— believe that companies should hire and fire people based on merit alone, not sexual orientation or identity.
Fortunately, we have now made enormous strides in understanding and affirming our queer sexualities. Moreover, the majority of gay people live in the 22 states where nondiscrimination statutes are already on the books.
Of course, such open-mindedness does not apply to the whole country. There have been no claims of a right to simply refuse to deal with gay people.