Fun fact: Gay friends are exactly like straight friends, except that...no, wait. They're all just your friends. Never mind.
Why have issues like gay marriage moved into acceptance in the last few years? Well, lots of reasons, many of which are heartening signs of maturity and evolution in our society. One key contributor, though, is that it's hard to support the denial of basic rights to a group of your fellow citizens and human beings when you're getting together for drinks with a few of them later in the evening, and for more Americans than ever before, that's exactly the case. According to statistics released to the Washington Post earlier today, 70% of Americans on Facebook have at least one friend on the site who identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.