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thejeff wrote:Kobold Cleaver wrote:Overwhelmingly the change in public opinion was pushed by gay people coming out and convincing their on-the-fence friends and families that they weren't some weird dangerous Others after all. Along with a similar process in the media, with celebrities that people already liked coming out and LGB characters becoming more prevalent. Scientific arguments...
So yeah, it's public opinion. But public opinion was pushed by the other things.
For those who skim, when public opinion polls identified people who changed their minds in support of SSM, a plurality of those respondents cited personal experience with LGBT family members, friends, or coworkers as the reason they changed their position.