My friend died in a private hospice when I was in college. His father put him in there and restricted access because he blamed us, his friends, for 'turning him gay.' I wasn't there when Eppy died. It still breaks my heart a little.
But I'm not anti 8 because of my friends. I'm anti 8 because it is unjust and it is wrong. I've got loads of emotional background on this but really, that's all there is to say on the matter.