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Here in Puerto Rico, the youth and most young adults (below 40) are quite liberal when it comes to gay rights. In fact, homophobia is often frowned at by youths in their late teens and early twenties. The youth is also coming out earlier in school and finding quite a lot of acceptance or at least apathy. It must be pointed out that political parties aren't divided by liberal / conservative but by pro-statehood and pro-status quo, and thus people vote for those who support the Puerto Rican status they prefer which could lead to a socially conservative congress. Social issues were rarely discussed during the 2008 general elections campaign, instead economic issues and the Puerto Rican status were the main issues.
Most of the homophobia present is closer to "fear" or "uncomfort" rather than hate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:32, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, phobia is defined as defined as a fear.THD3 (talk) 16:31, 24 December 2009 (UTC)