Friday, January 05, 2007

The danger of putting Party before Principle

Chris Crain says his New Year's resolution is to get married in D.C. in 2007, but that local gay Democratic activists are standing in his way more than any elected politicians. He offers the following quote from Rick Rosendall in the Washington Blade:
"It makes no sense strategically for us to dump on the Democrats' laps a marriage bill in the first year they came back after 12 years," Rosendall said.

In other words, helping the Democrats keep a majority in Congress is more important than marriage equality.

Fortunately, most Libertarians aren't as willing as Democrats to trade LGBT equality for a little electoral success.