Double Punch to the Gut'?

Help us make the case for equality.

DONATE NOW

Events

08/02/2014 - 16:00
California
08/07/2014 - 17:30
Washington
08/09/2014 - 11:30
Illinois

Our Sponsors

Gay-rights leaders' enthusiasm for Barack Obama subsides

Date:

12/24/2008

12/24/2008


"Gay-rights activists remain hopeful about the Obama presidency but are now more wary after what one called a 'double punch to the gut' ? the choice of a pastor they consider hostile for a prime inauguration role and dashed hopes for the first openly gay Cabinet member.


"'We have a right to expect a great deal from people who say they're our friend,' said Kevin Cathcart, executive director of the gay-rights group Lambda Legal. 'Maybe this is an important wakeup call to people in the transition about the weight their actions carry.'"


Read more on thedenverdailynews.com