Hmm, it seems they stacked the deck against the US.
Most countries were assigned a rating based on legal protection alone
But it seems they gave the US a "C" rating due to what they perceive people's level of acceptance to be, based on some anecdotal data
I can't imagine they have much insight into public attitudes about homosexuals in Uruguay, one of their "poster boy"nations
Or even New Zealand, for that matter
Sounds like that old saying about familiarity breeding contempt is true
Fact is, it's the US's high level of legal protection that allows them to complain about it
And it's the US's high level of acceptance that gets their whining reported as a news story