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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:32 AM
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257. Exactly.
"It is a mistake to treat tactical considerations as questions of principle: they are different fields." Very well put, Sir.

I'm not convinced that the decision in NJ will hurt us all that much. I absolutely think it was the right call to make. But, I'm dismayed at the treatment of some people who feared this. It's a valid concern, and feeling that way doesn't make a person a homophobe, or willing to compromise on civil rights. It is reasonable and rational to assume that this decision could enrage bigots and drive them to the polls because of the timing. I know how elated many are about NJ's decision, and I'm sorry that the responses have put a damper on that. But that's as much the fault of the bigots who may indeed rush out to vote as it is for those pointing that fact out. I think the accusations of bigotry and claiming their views are RW talking points are unfair.
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