Although the “White House has not publicized” it,
. . . President Obama has invited some [gay and lesbian] leaders to an East Room reception next Monday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the 1969 Greenwich Village demonstrations that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement.
I’m just guessing gay Republicans didn’t make the guest list. It will be interesting to see who did.
According to the New York Times, Shin Inouye, a White House spokesman, said, “This event was long planned as a way to applaud these individuals during Pride month.”
Methinks this is mere window dressing, or, to put it in political terms, damage control. Just more political theater. One individual “who received the invitation said the White House was billing the event as a celebration.” At a celebration, the guests there may not have much on a chacnce to confront the President on his failure to live up to his campaign promises. But, maybe they will.
I’ll reserve all further judgment until after the event takes place next week.
(H/t: Riehl World View.)