A woman I know only on Facebook, whom I friended because of her constant postings of conservative oriented material posted that she didn't know what to make of the SCOTUS decision on DOMA.
In a comment, I referred to the issue of "weird marriage".
She asked me not to use such language.
She has gay friends she doesn't want to offend.
I chose the term carefully, not saying queer, which has a similar meaning without the baggage.
If we can't call a spade a spade, we've lost the use of the language.
She works for a college, and I can understand not wanting to jeapordize her employment, but that is part of the problem, also.
The last part is that she may actually have no problem with weird marriage.
Democrats, I should say liberals, may disagree among themselves over issues, but they will vote Democrat.
They won't sit it out, or splinter their vote over social issues.
Often over social issues.