When then Congressman Lindsey
On May 17, the Associated Press di
Kenneth Sherrill, an expert in the politics of gay and lesbian rights at
Acceptance of gay men and lesbians is a reality now in our pop culture with television shows having gay characters. Increasingly, we are open about homosexual family members and friends.
But with gay public officials, coming out is a big deal, and same sex marriage is a potential issue for the US Supreme Court.
Ben LaBolt, a White House spokesman criticized CBS, claiming it put out "false charges." Using the word "charges" sounds like it would be a bad thing if Kagan were a lesbian. Later LaBolt said he was talking about the blogger’s suggestions that Obama had an ulterior political motive to please gay rights activists who might help him get reelected.
Dowd wrote, “Ignore those wicked whispers about her sexual orientation. I cannot categorically assure you that she never flirted with another young woman when she was at
Gay bloggers have implied that Kagan should make a public statement out of respect for herself and the gay community. "In a free society in the 21st century, it is not illegitimate to ask," wrote Andrew Sullivan, "And it is cowardly not to tell."
If Graham is gay he has a case of the J. Edgar Hoover syndrome.
Why doesn’t the White House just say, “Elena Kagan is not a lesbian, but so what if she was one?” And Lindsey