What this article misses is the synergy of morality with principle. It is difficult to maintain principles without morality. If one's morality tells one that there is no absolute truth, no higher standard than what man decides is "right" for himself, then one's principles will be as elastic as one's morals. By virtually every spiritual standard in the known world, sexual conduct between the same sex is tabu, forbidden, sinful or unacceptable by any other term known to man. If that is the "morality" - the absolute truth - then denying that truth tells everyone that the denier has not the strength of moral righteousness to maintain the principles needed to maintain political loyalties as well.