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I voted for Sam Adams and totally believe in equal rights for people of different sexual orientations. But the defense being put out to for Mayor Adams, that gay individuals have as a group been forced to learn to lie at an early age, and that criticism of their actions can be dismissed as bigoted attacks, are the most potent ammunition I have ever heard AGAINST gay individuals. Can we imagine similar arguments being used to defend some action by an African American politician? It would rightly be decried as demeaning and counterproductive for equal rights.
I think it's pretty easy in this case to isolate whether the reaction is homo-phobic. Had our mayor pursued a sexual relationship with a 17 year old girl intern and then consummated it within days of her 18 birthday, and lied about it all the way down the line, he would be gone by now.
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