InsideOutsider | America Blog | January 24, 2016
Political coalitions are founded, in large part, on mutual self-interest.
LGBTQ groups, for example, routinely support pro-union legislation. And it’s not simply a matter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people liking workers. The decision is also highly political. Gay groups know that unions have political muscle. And there is an expectation that, when the time comes, the unions will return the favor, and support the LGBTQ cause of the day.
It’s a simple political quid pro quo.