Misleading headline and bullshit lead line
"The legal fortunes of gays and racial minorities may move in opposite directions..."
If anything, they're moving in the exact same direction even if African American's take a backstep on affirmative action because...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443295404577547043705374610.html
"There isn't a single openly gay chief executive officer in the Fortune 1000, according to the Human Rights Campaign
So it's not as if gay America has broken into that ol' boys club either, while we are actively following the civil rights trail blazed by African Americans. So in reality gays are moving in the direction of black America regarding human rights while blacks might wind up moving for the moment in the direction of gay America regarding participation in the land of opportunity.
Almost always in life we take a step back and then two steps forward and then another step back and then another two steps forward just to move ahead two steps.
That our adjacent two step dance happens to be viewed in a stop action photo showing one foot forward and one foot back does not by itself indicate any divergence of the two. And it could be seen as divisive to suggest there is though I'd imagine the copy editors just thought they were being clever.