When Kyrstin Schuette, a Minnesotan, and her girlfriend started dating during freshman year in high school, none of the other studentsâ€”with the exception of a few close friendsâ€”knew about their relationship. But that all changed on a school trip when another student found out and spread the word. Immediately, the harassment began.
Hans-Werner Sinn is president of Germany's Ifo Institute for Economic Research, and professor of economics and public finance at the University of Munich. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.