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Synonyms for backlash

Synonyms for backlash

an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

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Other activists and straight allies look to it to set the national agenda on the right for gay equality and view its victories and its defeats as bellwethers for the gay and lesbian rights movement.
Law-makers and groups that support gay and lesbian rights "would then have control of the committees and move far more legislation," says Winnie Stachelberg, political director for the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign.
It promotes social responsibility in corporations by tying the investment dollars of high-net-worth individuals to good corporate citizenship, one solid tenet of which is the promotion of gay and lesbian rights in the workplace.
THE CASE: Some may wonder why a case that appears to be only about child molestation is being challenged by gay and lesbian rights activists.
gay and lesbian rights demonstration, activists from the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center to protest antigay military policies.
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