As a conservative lesbian, I can understand why Cynthia Yockey would find this interesting. Check out her article here:
However, from the point of view of a normal, everyday citizen (myself) – WHO CARES? Yeah, I watched Family Ties when I was younger. It was a good, clean show with a good message. What’s that got to do with Baxter’s personal life now? It’s none of my business whether she likes guys or gals. Even if she was into gals back during the days of the show, it wouldn’t have changed anything. She wasn’t Meredith Baxter on the show, she was Alex Keaton’s mom.