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Ideologies have consequences

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In this file photo, Russian soldiers walk in a street in Tskhinvali in the Georgian breakaway province of South Ossetia.

TBLISI, GEORGIA

Halfway through an otherwise coherent conversation with a Georgian lawyer here -- the topics included judges, the court system, the police -- I was startled by a comment he made about his country's former government, led by ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. "They were LGBT," he said, conspiratorially. 

     What did that mean, I asked, surprised. Were they for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual rights? For gay marriage? Were they actuall

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