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In contrast to the argument I've heard from many libertarians that the government should just get out of the marriage business altogether (to which I respond that I'll support that position as soon as the majority of straight folks are ready to tear up their marriage licenses and give up their government goodies), both Carroll and the gay "leaders" are suggesting more government benefits for many more groups of people. In other words, "Queers for Economic Justice" agrees with liberals like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton that socialized medicine and other wealth redistribution schemes are more important than LGBT equality.
Get ready for it. The Democrats have already effectively dropped LGBT advocacy, in their preparation for the presidential election two years away. By 2008, you'll see groups like HRC endorsing whomever the Democrats put forward, no matter how bad they are on LGBT equality, because the people running the national gay organizations are socialists first, and queers second.