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If You Accidentally Started Believing America Is Hating On Gays More, You’re Forgiven

With all the bullying — from kids and university professors and religious leaders and state officials and Carl Paladino and local residents — in recent weeks, “it has been easy to forget that Americans are becoming more accepting of gays and lesbians and of their rights to equal citizenship,” notes The New Yorker. And even though not a single state in America has a measure to ban same-sex marriage on the ballot next month (the first time in a decade), “the divisive issue is roiling races across the country during a time of tumult for the gay rights movement,” notes the AP. Because normal, sensible people rarely make headlines, while extremists own the news cycle.