LuvMuscle99 saidYou'd waste a pill. Obama is not homophobic
heartrobb saidCan a Democrat like me really say this?:
I voted for him and can say I am a little disappointed in the progress of gay rights so far. Limited nondiscrimination for federal employees and easy, not very controversial things like hate crimes, is not enough for me. Even if I give in to the idea that he has a lot on his plate or that congress has to send him something, I can't understand some of the actions by his Justice Department that still defended DOMA despite his campaign promises.
This is a very tired meme that gets trotted out by the uninformed. I think Obama is okay. He wasn't my first choice. That said, he has done more to move gay rights forward in the last year than we've seen at the federal level in the last three decades. Yes, federal protections and benefits extended. Yes, hate crimes - which I don't actually agree with but there you are. Yes, he has appointed the most queer people, including the first transgender appointment to the federal gov't, ever.
If the Dems in Congress had his back, he would probably have passed ENDA by now. But a) they're owned by corporations (see other threads) and b) we had a little thing you may have heard of called near economic collapse - oh, and two wars - that he's dealing with.