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I am staunchly supportive of gay rights, but we have to keep in mind that the core issue here is process, not whether you're conservative or liberal on a particular issue. The question presented has and will continue to play out in many situations in which conservative and liberal contingents find themselves on both sides of the question. We accept as fundamental that when people vote, the ultimate political act, they do so in private precisely to protect them from fear of pressure, reprisals, harrassment, ostracization, etc. Anonymity is the only way we can ensure that people truly vote their conscience. Why should this be any different in the referendum process?
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