Agrees Damian Pardo, SAVE's chairman: "This was not about Commissioner Bruce Kaplan. This was about
human rights for a large segment of the people of this county. It is a wake-up call for gays to become more active. For the first time in a long time, we know that we have seven people who we have to work against at the next election, and we have five people who we have to work for. We know what we have to do. Our choices have never been clearer.