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Gay-rights leaders' enthusiasm for Barack Obama subsides
December 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.'"