On The “Ironic” Democratic Party

Many gay media and political types have been discussing the Democrat’s inclusive party platform. While some have lauded the document’s comprehensive net, one reader makes this very valid point:

It’s ironic that two tangible promises to the LGBT community in the Democratic Party platform are two pieces of Federal legislation (DADT and DOMA) that were passed by a Democratically controlled Congress and signed and supported by a Democratic President.

Their promise to repeal them only takes our bank account from a negative balance to a zero balance. The community should EXPECT them to repeal those punitive pieces of legislation, but should not hail that as a major Democratic victory for the LGBT community since they served them to us in the first place – and because a majority of the American public support a DADT repeal.

That is all.