Brian Holtz // Feb 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm
I agree with Carolyn. We should seek to humanize people for what we have in common with them.
And I agree with Bruce. If you don’t defend the rights of people whose shoes you will never be in, then there won’t be anybody there to defend you when they come after the people in your shoes.
P.S. I disagree with Carolyn’s judgment that it would cost married Californians a quarter trillion dollars if we could open marriage to gays and simultaneously rename it “domestic partnership” through the California Code. In a game of chicken between DOMA and millions of married California taxpayers, I wouldn’t want to be riding with DOMA. If, in a fit of political suicide, Obama’s IRS took federal tax advantages away from millions of California couples, federal rules would be rewritten to restore the status quo ante faster than you can say “90% tax on AIG bonuses”.