Just realized I had neglected to post on that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) endorsed Barack Obama for President soon after the Illinois Senator won enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. I guess I forgot about it because HRC endorsing the Democratic nominee is about as newsworthy as Fred Phelps’ church protesting a funeral. It’s what they do.
I mean, HRC even refused to rescind its endorsement of Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection after that Democrat signed the Defense of Marriage ACT (DOMA).
There may be an interesting wrinkle to the HRC endorsement this year. A source told me the Board’s vote was far from unanimous. Apparently some Board members expressed strong reservations about backing the Democratic nominee this year. I am trying to verify that.
Such dissension would help confirm what I’ve been noticing about Gay Democrats backing John McCain as it suggests the HRC Board may be more broad-minded that its overwhelmingly Democratic membership would indicate.
UPDATE: As part of my attempt to verify dissension on the HRC Board about the decision to endorse the Democratic nominee, I contacted some politically-connected friends in DC who might be “in the know.” One wrote back: “I haven’t heard thatâ€¦ I would be a little surprised if that were true. I know most of the HRC folks were all in for Hillary but I would be shocked if there was any dissension on that board about backing the Democratic nominee.”