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America is like a quilt,
he famously said, where many patches -- the white, the Hispanic and the
gay, among the rest -- are woven and held together by a common thread.
When Jesse Jackson alluded to the quilt metaphor during his address to
the 1984 Democratic National Convention, he probably didn't expect 27
years later to be taken to court over sexual harassment charges filed
against him by one of his gay staffers.
Tommy R. Bennett worked for the activist's political action committee,
the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, from July 2007 until Dec. 23, 2009. Over
that time, Bennett worked as the national director of community affairs,
while also subbing in as the
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