Can Obama win over the gay community?

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October 10, 2009


"Strident conservative attacks on two of President Barack Obama’s gay nominees could temper the impatience gay and lesbian activists show as he speaks to a major gay civil rights group Saturday night — but the widespread restlessness still will be palpable.

"...[Kevin] Jennings and [Chai] Feldblum 'are being targeted not just because they’re gay, but because they’re openly gay and involved in the LGBT civil rights movement,' said Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal. 'In some quarters of our community, there are concerns about how the administration deals with this... Will they continue backing people up? Will they continue appointing people? How much heat are they going to take?'"