After Judge Amy Coney Barrett used the phrase “sexual preference” during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Democrats rushed to condemn the term and claim it was outdated and “offensive.”
LGBT websites jumped on the phrase as well, when as recently as last month they didn’t seem to have any issue with the term.
On September 25, one of the leading LGBT publications, The Advocate, published an interview with the cast from “Julie and the Phantoms,” in which filmmaker Kenny Ortega, who directs the show and is openly gay, uses the term.
“To come from that history to be able to now, as a director, be telling these stories that aren’t even about coming out — that are about young people who are just comfortable with who they are, no matter what their sexual preference is. It’s just glorious and so satisfying,” Ortega said in the interview.
Nowhere in the article does anyone claim “sexual preference” is an offensive term.