...For private citizens to try to intimidate the Gay Alliance into silence is a denial of the foundations on which a university is built.
No matter how much one may disagree with the Gay Alliance or the policies they are advocating, no matter how repugnant one may find homosexuality, the manner of expressing this opposition should be intellectual. At this university, we are dedicated to persuation by reason, not by brute force.
Intimidation of those courageous enough to express their views, violence directed against unpopular associations, midnight criminal assaults on private residences -- these speak for themselves. The entire university community should be angry, and disgusted, that this kind of action has occurred at Princeton....
Portion of a letter signed by Sonia Sotomayor that has been submitted as part of her Supreme Court judicial nominee questionnaire, item #12, "Published Writing and Public Statements." She was one of 39 individuals at Princeton who signed the statement which was published in The Daily Princeton. Although some analyzers of this statement are interpreting this as a pro-gay stance, it appears to more accurately reflect a position against using violence and intimidation as retaliation for unpopular speech. (US Senate)