DOI, I think that most everyone here agrees with you (WRT DWTS inevitably making a same sex partnership the most failtastic thing ever) ... maybe they just got confused by your wording initially. I agree that by making it the lesbian or gay contestant doing the same sex partnership they would be reinforcing a lot of stereotypes and heading down a slippery slope. It's like when there were rumors that Johnny Weir would be on the show and so many people were like "oh, who would he dance with?? not one of the female pros... he would have to dance the girl's part with Derek Hough" etc etc... now as interesting as THAT would be... face. palm.