At the protest there were “straights, gays, Russians, Ethiopians, and even French tourists,” said Gene Epshteyn, 35.
They want to “get government out of the marriage business” and make domestic partnership the standard for gays and straights.
And for the actual too-racy-for-primetime moments, edit them out just like you do for the straights.
My own guess is that most gays would embrace such a goal with as much (if not more) commitment as straights.
Few people much under the age of sixty see a compelling reason that straights should marry and gays should not.
Noo, Beenie Walkinshaw, said she, I maun put you to the straights o a question.
I think we will meet the Marietta in the straights of Magellan.
During the remodeling, the straights lived in the spring house, which they called “The Cottage.”
The cross of two straights is the pole of the join of their poles.
And I tell you he can see as straights ever, even if he is blind.
mid-14c., "direct, undeviating, not crooked," properly "that which is stretched," adjectival use of Old English streht (altered, by analogy with streccan, from earlier streaht), past participle of streccan "to stretch" (see stretch (v.)). Meaning "true, direct, honest" is from 1520s. Of communication, "clear, unambiguous," from 1862. Sense of "undiluted, uncompromising" (e.g. straight whiskey, 1874) is American English, first recorded 1856.
Theatrical sense of "serious" (as opposed to popular or comic) is attested from 1895; vaudeville slang straight man first attested 1923. Go straight in the underworld slang sense is from 1919; straighten up "become respectable" is from 1907. Straight arrow "decent, conventional person" is 1969, from archetypal Native American brave name. To keep a straight face first recorded 1897; straight shooter is from 1928; straight-edge as a punk subculture is attested by 1987.
Very strict in one's military appearance and grooming
[1970s+ Army; fr STRAC, acronym for Strategic Army Corps, chosen units in constant combat readiness, hence elite troops]