“The gay responsibility agenda has been a hard slog—harder, ironically, than the gay rights agenda. The anti-gay lobby was more alarmed by strong, independent homosexuals than with weak, victimized ones. Over time, though, the responsibility agenda has done for gays what Israel has done for Jews. It has retired the stereotype of weakness. The country has responded by seeing us in a new and more positive light: one in which oppressed-minority status makes less sense by the day,” – Jon Rauch in a piece on his indifference to the passage of ENDA.