The liberals of the 1970s found homosexuality more morally objectionable than contemporary conservatives do. Social conservatives have conserved their positions on guns and abortions. Not much else:
Gays were widely considered predators and deviants a generation ago. Now they are among the most revered groups in the country. It’s a reminder of how quickly the zeitgeist can shift as social and cultural conditions change. For those concerned with the increasingly explicit persecution of unprivileged whites, it’s something to take comfort in. Most people don’t like punching down and most people resent the bullies who tell them they should.
GSS variables used: HOMOSEX(1-4), YEAR, POLVIEWS(1-3)(4)(5-7)