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Dustin Lance Black: Obama Once Again Told Gay Kids They’re Worth Less

Wise folks that you are, you don’t need Dustin Lance Black and Richard Socarides to tell you today’s guidance memorandum from President Obama was barely a nudge toward equal rights, and downright insulting to some. But Black, his photo scandal notwithstanding, has proven his way with words and got to show off his ability to speak to and motivate young people while accepting his Academy Award. He did so again on AC360 last night, making the prescient observation that Obama’s signature today — while ignoring us on every other issue, and, for the first time since taking office, seriously addressing gay Americans — only further told gay kids in this country they are still second-class citizens.