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William B. Rubenstein, Hiding Behind the Constitution, N.Y. Times, Mar. 20, 2004, at A13.

Abstract: Comments on the attitude of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party of the U.S. on the debate over gay marriage. Message by Republicans that gay marriage is all about "judicial activism"; Appeasement of the conservative base of the Republicans by opposing gay marriage; Contention by the Democrats that gay marriage is all about state's rights; Ability of Democrats to placate their liberal cause by not opposing gay marriage.