1. anon says

    Why do people find it so hard to understand that while Jo Becker now says her book is about one “chapter” of the movement for marriage equality, her book itself makes no such disclaimer and instead claims to be the whole story.

  2. pete n sfo says

    It is about ‘one chapter’ and Chad Griffin & the bunch did have a lot to do with this very important period… what’s the big deal.

    Everyone is/was free to write a book… so get on with it! At this point, it all feels like a ‘piling on’ to me.

    For all these vocal critics who have access to media and feel they’ve been slighted/overlooked, there are millions more, regular people that will be glad at least this chapter will be told.

  3. gregorybrown says

    DeMaio’s observation about how he’s treated differently by some social conservative and some LGBQ groups is no surprise. The pragmatic and responsible conservatives are catching on to social/cultural changes and ant to align themselves in a more realistic political position. They want distance from the wingnuts. And too many folks on the other side of gay are either politically innocent or too doctrinaire to see the advantages of having a presence all over the spectrum.

  4. Sergio says

    Chad Griffin will now always have this asterisk following him. He really let Becker put him in a tight spot with this one.

  5. JJ says

    “I’ve found more tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from social conservative groups who have to reconcile that I’m a Republican who happens to be gay…versus the intolerance the LGBT leaders see me as a gay man who happens to be a Republican.”

    Indeed. That would be because the gay platform doesn’t explicitly scorn small government, but the Republican platform explicitly scorns gay equality. It’s also no surprise that a Republican would publicly attack gays. The fact that he’s gay himself is beside the point—which is his point. He only _happens_ to be gay. He wants to convince conservative voters that he’s a Republican who happens to be gay, and the latter won’t dictate his politics. Maybe he also hopes to convince gay voters that he’s a gay man who happens to be Republican, and the latter won’t dictate his politics, but that wouldn’t make any sense.

  6. emjayay says

    I’d thumbs up JJ’s comment if this crappy comment system had such a function.

    I thought there would be comments here about what a jerk Barney Frank was about the guy with a crush on him in college. Just in case you were thinking that, he was born in 1940. He was in college in the late 50’s – early 60’s – when the 60’s was still the 50’s. Early Mad Men days. If you weren’t there you just have no idea…