While the LGBT community has been understandably disappointed in Obama’s implementation of his professed support for gay rights, some, including Representative Barny Frank, contend that real progress is being made. The progress Frank is referring to is the Hate Crime legislation that will include attacks motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation.
Also the LGBT community is reportedly pleased by the Obama’s appointment to his staff of approximately 100 openly gay persons. Obama has taken heat from right wing groups who have attacked two gay members of his team: Kevin Jennings (Education Department) and Chai Feldblum (nominee to the Equal Opportunity Commission).
The reason the Team Obama gives for being so slow in implementing much for the LGBT community is that with wars, the economy, and joblessness, he already has “a lot on his plate.” Okay, but human rights seem like an issue worthy of the POTUS’s attention, as well.
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