As America’s second-largest city celebrates gay pride, it’s worth revisiting all the promises made to the folks marching today by a certain White House resident. And by “promises” we mean all of President Obama’s broken ones.
You know all those 1,200 rights and privileges enjoyed by heterosexual married couples? Obama once promised to give gay people those same rights. It’s something he promised he would “change” as president. Then he opted not only to do nothing about the Defense of Marriage Act, but to actively endorse it.
Once upon a time, Obama said: “You don’t poll whether people get treated equally or not. That is something that you do because it’s right. When it comes to my attitudes about whether this is a priority or not, I will put it at the top of the list, along with many other issues, because I think it’s the right thing to do.”