DATE: 3/01/2004 09:07:00 AM
In the United States, many people are still uncomfortable with the idea of two men holding hands (unless it's in a football huddle) or two women kissing. Sex between people of the same gender remains a major taboo. And the notion of gay marriage, viewed as an abomination by a huge swath of the electorate, is threatening to become a decisive element in the presidential campaign.
In a country that is quick to celebrate the rights of the individual and the ideals of freedom, real tolerance is often hard to come by. (Read the rest...)