I listened to this discussion on Gay Marketing on WBEZ's Odyssey program a few days ago. One of the speakers kept referring to the commidification of gays and gay culture. The word stuck in my head. I had never heard of it before, and it seemed like worse things could happen to you besides getting commidified.
I'm queasy about stem cell research mostly because of rules around harvesting embryos and the risks of really commidifing people. I heard Illinois State Senator Tom Cross talk about this legislation this morning on WBBM. Should note Cross's child is diabetic and could benefit from stem cell research. I sill want to see stiff rules on human research in place here before I would accept this.