"But in truth the audience doesn't have to be coerced to get it. This is where the country has been steadily moving of late. Brokeback Mountain, a Hollywood product after all, is not leading a revolution but ratifying one, fleshing out - quite literally - what most Americans now believe. It's not for nothing that the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage vanished as soon as the election was over. Polls show that a large American majority support equal rights for gay couples as long as the unions aren't labeled "marriage" - and given the current swift pace of change, that reservation, too, will probably fade in the next 5 to 10 years."
-- Frank Rich, Two Gay Cowboys Hit a Home Run, The New York Times