Jane Lynch Disappointed In Obama's Gay Rights Agenda
President Obama has received backlash from his political base for dashing the expectations of some of his most ardent followers, and his Hollywood champions, so vocal for him in 2008, have been some of the harshest critics. Count Jane Lynch among those disappointed.
The openly gay 'Glee' star - married on this past Memorial Day to psychologist Lara Embry - spoke with Dan Savage, founder of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, about the state of gay America. And she was not pleased with the President's progress.
"We thought the great hope of Obama was going to magically change all that, and it doesn't seem to have... He's just nicely walking the middle," she says.
She then observed that Don't Ask, Don't Tell did not seem like it would be overturned thanks to John McCain (it was later - on Saturday - voted out by the Senate), and when Savage says, "F**k John McCain," Lynch concurs: "Yeah, I say it too, to the second power."
Lynch then remarks that she agrees with the premise (but, not specifically the specific case) of Savage's suspicion that Supreme Court Justice Antonin is gay, saying, "Totally! The next religious person who tells you there's something wrong with being a homosexual, start the countdown. It's psychology 101--the people who are the loudest and hate it the most hate something in themselves."
To read much more from the interview, including Lynch's struggle in coming out, click over to Newsweek.