From The New Republic, July 11, 1994

THIS JUST IN FROM MARS: "The openly heterosexual former 
football player, O.J. Simpson, was arrested today and charged 
with the murder of his former wife and her companion. The 
arrest sent shock waves throughout the heterosexual community, 
as one of its most popular icons revived old stereotypes that 
surround the heterosexual lifestyle.

'Wife-beating is not equivalent to being heterosexual,' said 
Joe Eightpack, a spokesman for the Straight Alliance Against 
Defamation. 'While it's true that some heterosexuals engage in 
spousal abuse, it's still no more common among straights than 
among gays.'

But opponents of heterosexual rights seized on the incident. 
'Every year, hundreds of thousands of women are the victims of 
this immoral subculture,' said the Rev. Donald Gaylord, 
spokesman for the Concerned Homosexuals of America. 'There 
appears to have been a heterosexual ring in Los Angeles, 
including the police force, that covered up this depraved 
activity for years. I'm partictilarly concerned about saving 
our children from this kind of example.'

Statistics suggest a large minority of heterosexual males are 
involved in some kind of domestic violence: one in four 
heterosexual relationships involves violence, with 2 million to 
4 million women affected each year. Researchers who claim that 
heterosexuality is a choice and not, as some believe, 
involuntary, argue that this makes it even more important not 
to give social sanction to the activity. 'It's not 
heterosexuals as such that we're opposed to,' argues Gaylord. 
'It's their self-destructive lifestyle.'"