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HRC Announces Complete 2011 Strategy: ‘Looking At’ Stuff

“There will be some opportunities that will be presented to us. I think that going into the 112th Congress, generally, we’ll be looking at, what are the bigger bills that will be moving that we can put pieces of pro-equality — either amendments or provisions — into those larger moving bills?” That is Human Rights Campaign legislative director Allison Herwitt, whose barely coherent statement on 2011’s LGBT equality forecast is both representative of the clusterfuck we face in the year head (HRC counts 53 more gay-unfriendly federal lawmakers than in the last Congress) and the clusterfuck we continue to face with Gay Inc. HRC, led by the incompetent Joe Solmonese, has basically given up hope of accomplishing anything for the next 12 months, which would be a sea change had HRC not given on accomplishing anything years ago. There’s a difference between scaling back expectations, and scaling back efforts.