Peter Vidmar has resigned his post as chief of mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team amid today’s controversy over his history as an anti-gay Prop 8 supporter. In a press statement, Vidmar said, “I wish that my personal religious beliefs would not have become a distraction from the amazing things that are happening in the Olympic movement in the United States. I simply cannot have my presence become a detriment to the U.S. Olympic family. I hope that by stepping aside, the athletes and their stories will rightly take center stage.” Yes Mr. Vidmar, and we wish that Prop 8 hadn’t passed due to bigots like you. But now that he’s gone maybe the U.S. Olympic Committee will select a more progressive person who supports all of the U.S. athletes, not just the ones who don’t want a same-sex marriage.