Jacques was a casualty of the debate over whether the gay community should lower its sights [on marriage and focus on civil unions], said her friend and former colleague Scott Harshbarger, who has spoken with Jacques since her departure.
As Palochi writes:
It is not your goal to negotiate and make compromises out of the concern that you’ll alienate someone. You’re an activist — part of your job is to make people uncomfortable to the point where they recognize a need to make changes in the system…. As a result of the HRC situation… I’m thinking of wearing (and sending them) a new t-shirt: “Don’t suck political cock.”