"Special Rights"

The Weekly Standard digs up a Creigh Deeds ad from ten years ago. From the copy:

I don't believe in discrimination, but I don't believe in special rights for anyone. I have never voted to allow gay partners to receive medical insurance -- or any other benefit -- from the state. It's sad that Mr. Collins has to resort to bigotry and hate-mongering.

Ben Smith's thoughts:

Remarkable, most of all, how things have changed: Where a decade ago, candidates were falling over each other to disavow "special rights," they're now accusing one another of insufficient sensitivity.

It's also a reminder that homophobia is not restricted to any single political party.