Our ex­is­tence is a par­ti­san is­sue

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One of the things we look at reg­u­larly in po­lit­i­cal science is why peo­ple are par­ti­san — that is, why do they de­clare them­selves a Demo­crat or a Repub­li­can, and then vote for that party? The sur­pris­ing an­swer is that it has very lit­tle to do with pol­icy. In ac­tual fact, schol­ars of po­lit­i­cal psychology have shown that, in many cases, hu­man traits that ap­ply to groups ap­ply in the ex­act same way when it comes to par­ties. Which is why some of our het­ero­sex­ual friends can be Re­pub­li­cans but still be­lieve in our rights to live as mem­bers of society.

What they for­get, of course, is that gov­ern­ing does not work like that. Re­pub­li­cans in gov­ern­ment pass and en­force poli­cies de­signed to ab­so­lutely fuck the LGBTQ com-

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