Homosexual activists frustrated with Obama's agenda
Impatient homosexual activists say Barack Obama should be moving more quickly to enact their social agenda, but he's running into a political reality that they want him to ignore.
President Obama -- in his proclamation declaring June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month" -- reaffirmed his support for enhancing "hate crimes" laws, homosexual civil unions, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, homosexual adoption, and the repeal of the military's ban on openly homosexual service-members.
However, in the proclamation he did not repeat his campaign promise to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. In fact, his call for the repeal of DOMA has also been stripped from the White House website.
According to a recent report from Politico.com, homosexual groups are growing impatient with Obama, expressing frustration that he has yet to repeal DOMA and the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. On top of that, hate crimes legislation is currently languishing in the Senate.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says the president is caught in a political dilemma.
"He's made extreme promises to the homosexual activist movement, and yet if he starts to fulfill those promises, he'll be more unpopular in mainstream America because most Americans do not see homosexualizing the military or repealing the Defense of Marriage Act as a big priority," he contends.
President Obama is being pushed to the left by homosexual activists, but he understands that their agenda is unpopular with the majority of Americans, LaBarbera concludes.