the largest part of of the reason for Obama’s “poor performance” on ANY issue, is the blatantly obstructionist tactics the Republicans have taken throughout his first term.
There is even suspicion – which will more than likely later be demonstrated to be fact – that the Republicans had an obstructionist agenda from before the final tally of Obama’s election.
The next 24 hours will be quite significant for LGBT rights in America. There are the referendums in Washington State, Maryland and Maine and then of course there is the Presidential Election. A Mitt Romney victory will be a set back for gay issues in the USA but LGBT people can take comfort in the US Constitution and the Supreme Court. The last Republican President, George W. Bush opposed the decriminalization of homosexuality in Texas when he was govenor of that state and he also wanted an amendment to the US Constitution banning gay marriage. The Lawrence v. Texas ruling which struck down anti-gay laws in over 20 states happened in 2003 under George W. Bush’s Presidency. As for a Constitutional Amendment if GW Bush failed to bring one in then what chance does Romney have especially as support for marriage equality is growing?