LHMark, using word "normalize" is a joke. Why do you think that the only "normal" civilization is your own? Because it currently has the most power? Well, once Catholic fndamentalist states had the most power, later came the reformation. Once European imperialists had most power. It doesn't means anything, the world will evolve and current order will change (I am of course NOT saying, that there will be S-like order everywhere). The utopia can't be reached, at least not in nearest future.
Jaysit said the truth. I am not for gay rights, I am in fact pretty much against them, but he said truth about the fact that every country decides who has what rights. There is no country where everybody would do whatever they like, as it would be anarchy in this case. In some countries more is allowed, in sometimes less. But in all cases more or less according to it's people's wishes, unless government is occupational. When it is not like people wants, there will be a revolution (look to a "normal", according to you, Iran's society under Shah Reza Pahlavi, and how it all ended).
In fact, I doubt "consumer" (I mean global consumer) would care much about internal politics of SA
if they would provide quality goods. If, for instance, SA
would produce good cars or planes (just examples), do you think nobody would buy them just because of SA
's laws? Probably some would "boycott" these goods, like with "Boycott Israel" campaigns which are proposed by certain people, but this wouldn't be a mass thing unless Saudis would try to "expand" like Saddam did.