Q. As a political scientist, what is it about this document and these statements that is relevant to analyzing the balance of political power between gay men and lesbians and religious organizations to the extent they're involved in political activities in California?
There is some confusion in the post I linked to about the specific source of the phrase "plausible deniability" in describing the LDS church's master-minding Prop 8 and "respectable distance" in the same context. The post I linked to said that this was a quote from a document. It now appears from the full trial transcript that it wasn't. It was a quote from a plantiffs' witness' characterization of a Mormon document, as in the following exchange (PDF Pages 1628 - 1637):
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