I’m so happy and encouraged that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, can feel loved and accepted now, at least in theory and, increasingly, by law.
Now, I hope that straight people and gay people alike can befriend, hire, promote, and even fire without regard for sexual identity.
Nobody ever likes to feel pre-empted because of sexual identity. Women hate it when men do it; men hate it when women do it; minorities hate it when majorities do it; majorities hate it when minorities do it; gays hate it when straights do it; straights hate it when gays do it.
Let’s choose our friends, our colleagues, our employees, our managers, our leaders, on inherent merit and value, alone.
Let’s at least try, and see if we can.
Ruth Ann Scanzillo