Freedom of association includes the right to discriminate. Yet as A. Barton Hinkle notes, both gay-rights organizations and religious-conservative groups seem to selectively ignore that fact. But if gay groups want the right to exclude straight people, then straight groups must have the right to exclude gays, and vice versa. Picking our own friends is, thus far, one of the least trampled of our liberties, Hinkle writes, and it ought to stay that way.
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