The fight for equality and acceptance is not over, but it is clear that the gay community has made great strides when it comes to winning the hearts and minds. Who people would vote for as a presidential candidate is a good litmus test for how people feel about gay people. A recent poll indicated that 61% of Americans would either enthusiastically or comfortably vote for a gay candidate compared to only 41% who felt the same way in 2006. Also interesting is the fact that the number of people who would vote for an evangelical president has risen from 41% in 2006 to 51% in 2015.
It could be a sign that people are beginning to accept gay, lesbian, and transgender people for who they are, or it just might mean that Americans have started to separate people and their jobs from the rest of their beliefs, personalities, and personal attributes. Either way it is a positive step forward.