I need to say at the outset that I have friends of all persuasions, red, blue, gay, straight and in between. Always have. And I think that the current kerfuffle over the term "sexual preference" is ridiculous.
Talk about oversensitivity and moving the goalposts.
In the Barrett hearings, Hawaiian Sen. Maze Hirono derided the prospective justice's use of the term, saying that it implied that sexual orientation is a choice. Sorry, but haven't gay and bi people said for years that human sexuality was indeed a fluid choice and that humans were capable of all sorts of sexual relationships.
Is that out the window now?
Sounds like people are looking for an excuse to feel aggrieved to me. I fail to see the inherent negativity in the term and what the big deal is. Sounds clinical and innocuous. In my opinion, Judge Barrett had nothing to apologize for, at least on that front.