ok this is getting silly.
i don't know how i can be more clear than i've already been. clinton's and handel's positions on marriage equality have never existed in a vacuum. you cannot divorce handel's comments on civil unions and gay adoption from the body of evidence merely because it defeats this grossly inadequate false equivalency. there is a material difference between handel's view and advocacy of gay relationships as inherently wrong and contrary to the interests of society to the extent that she would forever deny them tax benefits and clinton's 2010 support for gay adoptions and civil unions.
the person twisting themselves into pretzels is not me, dude. this severely strained comparison exists merely to create a picture of some implicit bias in our national discourse against conservatives and it's kind of ridiculous on its face. handel and clinton have never had identical positions on the issue, and there is no 'double-standard' in recognizing that very simple fact.