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No Homo for Obama in 2010


Newsweek has issued its political predictions for 2010, and coming in at number 9, the magazine posits that President Obama will do nothing for gay rights because he fears waging a culture war as midterm elections loom.

Newsweek writes, "What the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community has learned this year is that the president is ultimately a pragmatist. Although his very presence in the White House is the stuff of culture wars, Obama himself is reluctant to wade into one. Moreover, if socially divisive policies have the potential to compromise his legislative agenda, Obama has proven that he simply won't pursue them. Expect this tension to become more acute as the 2010 elections loom -- and for gay rights to be shunted aside again."

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