And you were saying last week that CN was afraid to show this stuff. :P
They still pussy footed around that particular Clarence scene by making it an air kiss rather than the real kiss on the lips that the creators wanted.
And again...it was only a seconds long gag that wasn't even that important to the story yet CN was still afraid that somebody might go ballistic if they saw it.
I'm assuming the only reason CN is ok with the Ruby and Sapphire relationship is because it's a lot more alien and subtle to random viewers (seeing as they're literally melding together and ruby is kind of masculine looking) than two cute well-dressed human guys kissing each other before their date while the music goes "love is love, lovely love!".
Going by how they reacted to that situation I'm still not convinced that they're even ready to take baby steps towards gender stuff yet.
That's just one of the reasons why it was weird to me that people would think Pearl was a boy (in both her pilot form and current one)...she'd be like a 8 or 9 on the femininity scale if she was a male character for most people, and I don't think CN is having that unless she was a bad guy like HIM.
Edit: They're definitely taking baby steps towards being more LGBT friendly, and I won't deny that.