This afternoon, Brandon English, the Digital Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent out a breathless email declaring surprise that Spearker of the House John Boehner would oppose equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. English wrote, “I was shocked to hear that Speaker John Boehner decided to use our tax dollars to intervene and stand up for DOMA to deny LGBT Americans the rights they deserve. This is discrimination — plain and simple.”
It truly is terrible that John Boehner is opposed to marriage equality for gays and lesbians. If Brandon English and the other staff at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were sincerely looking to expose politicians who oppose equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, though, they might look closer to home – at the head of their very own political party.
President Barack Obama is one of a dwindling number of Democratic politicians who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. How can Brandon English deplore John Boehner for his opposition to same-sex marriage, when Barack Obama shares that position?