In Australia a newspaper has reported that gay lobbyists have called for words such as boyfriend, girlfriend, husband and wife to be replaced by partner and so forth do discourage homophobia in schools. Frankly I think this is a ridiculous idea and that the focus should be on the teaching of tolerance and acceptance rather than attempting to change the average person's lexicon. The topic has already sparked a lot of debate here where most people talk about how "minority rules" and that they are "sick of minority groups trying to shove that community down our throats" whereas others have presented reasonable views. Funnily enough one person even cited rampant "heterophobia". In any case, I will allow you to read and judge for yourself.

The story is here: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=104952

The comments are here (feel free to weigh in!):
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=448402