Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Obama and gay rights
Obama is trying to make amends with the gay and lesbian community by granting some benefits to gay couples where one partner works for the federal government. His stances on gay issues have been a disappointment. While he is trying to govern from the center, a lot people who voted for him on the issue of "change" were sure that this would include reform in the rights of gays and lesbians, particularly those from the progressive movement. At least he has plenty of time in his term to revisit the issue and hopefully take some action to benefit the gay community.