Newsweek predictions: nothing on LGBT rights from Obama

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

Newsweek magazine made its predictions for 2010. The No. 9 prediction: “Obama does nada on gay rights.”

The article said that most LGBT people believe that Obama’s on their side and understands the issues of serving openly in the military, employment protection and the right to marry.

But Obama is pragmatic. In a congressional election year, he’s unlikely to push legislation that will benefit the LGBT community and energize the right wing in marginal congressional districts.

—  David Taffet