I think the series does well at representing a better future. When it is revealed that one of the main characters' best friend Yoshi is gay, the only one making an issue of it is the alien woman who is the last of her race - it makes sense for her people to have had a homosexuality taboo, the story says, because they were dying out. The collorary being that humanity has no such excuse.So in the BSG storyline, where the number of humans surviving is going down at the start of each episode on that freaky counter and (SPOILER for season 2) abortion becomes a non-starter, at least officially,(SPOILER ends) would homosexuality logically become taboo for the same reason?
If, in the BSG scenario or a similar situation, homosexuality was outlawed would that measure really give a supposedly desired increase in population? Is it ok to expect people to breed as an obligation to their society or their species? Particularly given that it's women that have to do the bulk of the breeding work...
What say you, dear readers?
(And if I am being prescient about season 4, which I've yet to see, can someone please not mention that, or any other season 4 spoilers, in comments, thanks very much!)
See Maia's thread on the episodes currently showing in NZ for more general BSG discussion, if you are so inclined.