Same-Sex Issue at UNM Provides Mirror Onto Our World

October 30, 2014

By Winthrop Quigley at Albuquerque Journal

You see some amazing things if you live long enough.

I saw the first man walk on the moon, and I’ve lived long enough to see spaceflight become routine.

I saw the election not only of the first Roman Catholic president but of the first African-American president.

I saw both the Cuban missile crisis and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

I have lived long enough to see homosexual relationships become unremarkable, if not yet fully accepted.

When I was a kid no one, but no one admitted to being gay. It was common that anyone suspected of being gay was ridiculed, ostracized, beaten up or worse. Homosexual acts were illegal in many states. People were fired for being gay...