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.