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Gays must curb vile vitriol
Miranda Devine - Sunday Herald


With its intolerance and standover tactics, the militant arm of the gay lobby is shooting itself in the foot. The vitriol and vile abuse heaped on anyone who speaks up for traditional marriage is no way to win hearts and minds. Saying anything that is not wholly supportive of the gay-rights agenda is the new taboo - with same-sex marriage and adoption the hottest of hot-button topics at the frontline of the culture wars. And when Labor holds its national conference in December, its ugliest internal battle is likely to be over gay marriage. If, eventually, Labor decides to allow its MPs a conscience vote on the issue, you can be sure the traditionalists will be singled out for a relentless campaign of vicious treatment. Personal vilification is the chief tactic of the activists, whether they are gay campaigners, GetUp members, militant libertarians or simply bystanders using the issue as a badge of identity.