Many thanks to New York Times columnist Frank Rich for this Op-Ed piece commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York. He offers a couple of plausible scenarios for why the Obama Administration has been so completely flat-footed regarding “the gays” since the inauguration.
He also rightly notes that even with the progress being made in places around the U.S. (besides Washington D.C.), full civil rights are still far from being available to gay citizens.
From the article:
It’s a press cliché that “gay supporters” are disappointed with Obama, but we should all be. Gay Americans aren’t just another political special interest group. They are Americans who are actively discriminated against by federal laws.
I hope the President read it. In fact, I think I’m going to e-mail it to the White House.