From the article Red_Vespa provided:
'We're working hard'
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, the longest serving of the three openly gay members of Congress, said many activists placed unrealistic expectations on Obama and underestimated the need to lobby lawmakers in Congress relentlessly in the style of the powerful National Rifle Association.
"It's not that Obama doesn't want to do it, but you need the votes," Frank said. "You can't complain about the president until you've called your senator."
Leaders of some national gay-rights organizations acknowledged Frank's point.
"We're working hard to secure the needed votes," said Rea Carey of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. "All these issues will take work on the part of Congress as well as the president."
As Caslon and done and lobbied for us to do on many occassions and as Squarejaw had done with his videos, our impatience must be put to work.