A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn : [referring to Alicia Milford] You can't seriously be considering "outing" her into a guilty plea!
Jack McCoy : Well, don't we manipulate the system every day? Threaten to take children from parents? Embarrass spouses with their partners' infidelities?
D.A. Nora Lewin : This is different, Jack.
Jack McCoy : Why?
D.A. Nora Lewin : Well, it plays into the notion that there really ***is*** something wrong with being gay. We run the risk of seeming like bigots.
Jack McCoy : I don't see how we can abandon a viable negotiating tactic because it's politically incorrect.
A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn : Coming out's gotta be a pretty tough thing to do, no matter how understanding your parents are.