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The Borg Blinks


In “The Carrie Effect,” I point out that gay-marriage advocates are like the Borg. Resistance is futile. But today the Borg blinked.

Major financial backers of same-sex marriage are cautioning gay rights groups to delay a campaign to overturn California’s ban on such unions until at least 2012.

Marc Solomon, marriage director for Equality California, said he has been surprised by the almost unanimous opinion among political experts that a 2010 race was a bad idea.

“I expected having watched the protests and the real pain that the L.G.B.T. community had experienced that there would be some real measurable remorse in the electorate,” Mr. Solomon said, referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. “But if you look at the poll numbers since November, they really haven’t moved at all.”

The Borg is dense sometimes.


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