Bullies In The Gay Rights Movement, Ctd

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 26 2011 @ 8:22pm

Like The Dish, Margaret Talbot argues that DOMA deserves a lawyer. Jonathan Rauch joins the chorus:

So maybe HRC et al. have succeeded in making the point that being anti-gay in today’s America comes at a cost, so think twice? That may be the lesson our side thinks it’s teaching, but the lesson a lot of lawyers may hear is: Don’t represent unpopular or controversial clients—including, next time around, gay ones. Obviously, the other side can use the same tactics against us; that is why minorities, especially, have a stake in a system where unpopular and controversial people can get top-flight legal representation.