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Commentary: What we talk about when we talk about gay rights

Every year the polling organization Gallup takes America's pulse on gay rights. A random sample of more than 1,000 Americans adults is asked whether "gay or lesbian relations" between consenting adults are "morally acceptable or morally wrong." Over the 17 years Gallup has looked at this issue, the trend has been steeply positive, a shift that has influenced public policy, political candidates, civil rights claims and Supreme Court cases. The 2018 survey found that 67 percent of the population embraces moral acceptability.

But when we talk about acceptance related to sexual diversity, as many of us are right

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