There's a GREAT piece by Michael Rowe posted at The Huffington Post right now in which he likens the relationship of LGBT Americans with the Obama White House as being that of a battered spouse. Pretty insightful stuff.
From the article:
"One would be hard pressed to imagine any other group with substantial economic clout being told to sit tight and wait their turn by the administration of a president they helped to elect—not women, not Jews, not African Americans. No other group would tolerate it.
There is a great deal that can be done now, and if there is to be a culture war, it's an inevitable one. The quest for "bipartisanship" should not be an excuse for sacrificing political integrity, or honoring a long-overdue commitment to a long-loyal and significant voting bloc. Ignoring the problem isn't going to make it go away, nor is pointing out the obvious fact that the Republicans are no friend of the LGBT community, or that a McCain-Palin administration would have been an express train to oblivion for gay rights. LGBT Americans voted for Obama to be their president too, not just the lesser of two evils."
Amen to that.