Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ga-Ga For Human Rights

You probably heard about Big Guy’s speech at the Gay Rights Rally. What? Oh. Correction, at the Human Rights Campaign dinner. He didn’t really know about the rally on the Mall, someone switched his Blackberry off.

lady gaga Lady Gaga at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Anyway, it’s hard to keep all these events straight (that’s a tasteful little gay joke)that Lady Gaga shows up at .

Lady Gaga with Obama Earslady_gaga

And let me make this perfectly clear: I love gay people. While I haven’t worked directly for too many of them (I wasn’t around for the Nixon or Carter administrations), I certainly interact with them regularly in wardrobe, and they’re the best.

But I was  puzzled over Big Guy’s comments:

Speaking at the black-tie event, President Obama assessed the progress made by the gay agenda, saying, "despite the real gains that we’ve made, there’s still laws to change and there’s still hearts to open."

Maybe it was just the issue with the subject/verb agreement that got me all wee-weed up (TOTUS, where were you?), but there was more:

President Obama delivered an impassioned speech in which he criticized the concept of the  traditional family and announced that his administration will work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.)

I’m not sure he cleared that one with Lady M, because she’s still pretty much into the traditional family concept, and doesn’t really want any threesomes in the Big White. She said that’s where all Bill Clinton’s problems started.

Barack-Obama-addresses-th-001 He’s only Human

But the big wrap was this:

"That’s why I continue to speak about the importance of equality for LGBT families, and not just in front of gay audiences.  That’s why Michelle and I have invited LGBT families to the White House to participate in events like the Easter Egg Roll, because we want to send a message."

Seriously, Joey or Rahmbo or somebody has got to tell Big Guy that he’s not on the campaign trail anymore and he can stop with the domestic pandering. He’s got to save himself for all the tin-pot dictators around the world. And trust me, they’ve got human rights issues.