Gay Man Sues DNC and Howard Dean

June 2, 2007 at 5:48 pm 2 comments

Gay activist Donald Hitchcock has filed a lawsuit against the DNC and its chairman Howard Dean. Donald was the Director of the DNC Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council until he was fired from the position after his partner Paul Yandura made comments critical of the DNC’s efforts on LGBT issues.

Donald and Paul have shown tremendous passion and commitment to LGBT civil rights and the Democratic Party over many years. It is mind-boggling how Howard Dean and the Party have allowed this situation to get this far. They made a mistake in firing Donald for comments that his partner made. They would not have a heterosexual employee for comments made by his/her spouse. They were wrong and they need to admit it.

Its not enough for the DNC to come to LGBT people for money each election cycle as if we are a rainbow colored ATM. We deserve the same respect and consideration that other key constituency groups get. Or, at least the same amount of courting that Dean is lavishing on evangelicals.

You can find a quick summary of Donald’s case here.

You can read the full court document here.


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Democrats, LGBT, Liberals, Politics.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher  |  June 3, 2007 at 7:17 am

    Dean is trying to run the DNC like it’s a mob organization.

  • 2. Marriage in DC « Bloggernista  |  June 5, 2007 at 3:59 pm

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