That was then…
From the Oct. 10, 1971 edition of the Binghamton (NY) Press:
Homosexual Firemen ‘Unworkable’
New York (AP) – Can homosexuals make good firemen?
A city councilman says no, charging that proposed legislation banning discrimination against homosexuals in employment and housing would lead to “unworkable and demoralizing situations” in the city’s firehouse.
Councilman Michael DeMarco, D-Bronx, a member of the council’s general welfare committee, made the charge at a committee hearing Monday on the bill.
DeMarco said male homosexuals working as firemen would be subjected to “too much sexual stimulation living in with a bunch of men the same as a heterosexual male living in with a bunch of girls.”
This is now:
From the Tampa Tribune‘s story on the NFL’s efforts to deal with locker room behavior, including the reception awaiting Michael Sam:
“I wouldn’t have taken him,” said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
“It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”
Perhaps Tony Dungy should consider moving to New York City and running for the city council…
At least the color of a certain well-known TARDIS will match all of his leftover Colts attire.