Obama, a leaky faucet

“It seems fair to say that the trickle of events (from the Obama administration) has flowed into a slow but steady stream of smaller, yet meaningful, policy gains for LGBT Americans. But given that the ‘hope’ president came to the White House endowed with heavy Democratic majorities in Congress and a mandate to forge a fresh course for our country, what could have amounted to a watershed moment for LGBT equality has felt less like a waterfall than the drip from a leaky faucet. Sure, water is getting through, but not nearly enough to fortify or sustain a vilified minority that has been systematically burned by a swarm of homophobic laws that swept the nation as the vast majority of politicians either cheered or turned a convenient blind eye.”

–Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld in a June 14 commentary.


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