While Obama is president and head of the Democratic party, which claims to support gay equality. Even though it did not pass ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which would protect gays from job discrimination, or repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House from 2009 to 2011.Democrats ignore gays and lesbians, and always try to push the implementation of anything off to the future. Don't kid yourself on Don't Ask Don't Tell. They only moved when it was clear the lawsuit was going to succeed - which it did.
You might think, this being campaign season and all, that the Democrats would include something about gay rights in the platform. You know, pay back all those years of loyalty by gays - who historically have given almost exclusively to the Dems.
With good cause. Newt's Gay-marriage = Paganism. And Santorum's 1950ish outlook on just about everything... Should the gay's be offended by Newt's comment, or the pagans, or both? Doesn't matter to Newt; if you are aren't straight and Christian apparently, ... oh why bother?
There is much complaining on the Right about "special rights." So, is being able to go to work and talk about your weekend a special right? Is being able to have a picture of your loved ones on your desk a special right? Is being able to invite your partner to company shindigs a special right? So why are those people who hate “special rights” reserving them for heterosexuals?