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If The Media Is In the Tank for Obama, It’s Certainly Letting Him Drown on Gay Rights


Wasn’t the New York Times supposed to be in Barack Obama’s back pocket? Then how come the newspaper continues to join the rest of the media in an assault on his appalling lies on gay rights? Disagreeing with plenty of Queerty readers when this site’s own criticism of Obama’s lack of progress began months ago, the Times writes in an editorial: “The administration has had its hands full with the financial crisis, health care, Guantánamo Bay and other pressing matters. In times like these, issues like repealing the marriage act can seem like a distraction — or a political liability. But busy calendars and political expediency are no excuse for making one group of Americans wait any longer for equal rights.”

With gay rights issues — and the community’s lack of faith in the White House — reaching a national tipping point, expect Camp Obama to make some in-roads in the very near future. He’ll spit out a few more press releases honoring gays; he’ll appoint some more gay folks to top positions; and when the Senate passes ENDA and puts the bill on his desk to sign, he’ll champion his administration’s supposed “advocacy” for our rights.