The president's idea of being a fierce advocate: Let them on the lawn to find chocolate eggs, then tell them to get the 'ef out of here!
UPDATE: Pam from Pam's House Blend finds a gem in the brief: The administration compares same-sex marriages to incest or adults marrying children!
Dan Savage: "Barack Obama’s record on gay rights so far: disturbing, unsound, false, discriminatory, damaging, nonsensical. Before today you could argue that the Obama administration was too busy with the economy and the war and health care to focus on making good on his campaign promises to gays and lesbians, that Obama simply didn’t have the time to take up our issues. But you can’t make that argument anymore. The Obama administration has the time to take up gay rights issues—but only, it seems, to do harm. I can’t take my vote back. And I’m not sure I would if I could. But I sure as hell would like to have my money back."
So... about a week ago, Obama's administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of Don't Ask Don't Tell, however, the Court refused to hear the case, and that was that.
NOW, the Obama administration has filed a brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act. You know, that DOMA that Obama campaigned on trying to get overturned? That one. Read this bullshit.
So when Obama campaigned for the LGBT vote and in the early days after the election claimed he would be a FIERCE advocate for LGBT people, what he meant was, "I'll allow them on the lawn for Easter Eggs." Because that's what we've got from him on his campaign promises.
Now, the State Department--part of his administration, mind you--is doing MUCH better for LGBT people... in the state department... and abroad. The State Department is offering Domestic Partnership benefits now, and is going to do more to combat LGBT abuses abroad. However, we're still seeing NONE of the campaign promises fulfilled.
So now, in 2012, when the President tells you he's going to fight for your rights again in his SECOND term, tell him: "I want more than eggs, Mr. President."