Gay Rights, Intolerance, and Racial Parallels

April 11, 2014

By Cathy Young at Real Clear Politics

Brendan Eich’s departure as CEO of Mozilla in the backlash over his 2008 donation of $1,000 to the campaign for Proposition 8, the California initiative that limited marriage to opposite-sex couples, has sparked a new backlash—over free speech.  There has been some absurdly overheated rhetoric on the right, with mentions of the gulag, fascists, jihad, and Torquemada. But even gay authors who champion marriage equality, such as Andrew SullivanFrank Bruni, and Dale Carpenter, have assailed a new orthodoxy and intolerance in the liberal camp...