among many other things, I do think this was the greatest reason Kerry lost and Bush's turnout was so high. Many, many Americans felt threatened by gay marriage, perhaps even more so than terrorism. I talked to a few homosexual friends and they agree. Most interestingly, they blame "flamboyant, radical" gays not only for the election loss, but for the sorry state they feel homosexuals are in in general. They only want civil unions, not gay marriage, by a margain of 13 to 1. (14 friends). Your thoughts?