Let me start by saying I think it is FANTASTIC that Sam "came out" publicly and got that "burden" off of him. In addition, I'm happy to see UMKC accepting such students, too (see below link). So one side of me is so happy to finally see America realizing that it's none of our business and it doesn't really matter who someone loves - as long as they're happy and not doing any harm to anyone.
But that also makes me sad, that even in 2014, we spend days and days and days covering the same stories - about someone's sexual orientation. How is this news? It's not, and I look forward to the day we view it as such.