Joe Donnelly wants to put your family to work. That is unless you are a family with a mommy and a mommy or a daddy and a daddy. Then, he doesn't think you guys should be married.
It's no shock really. Donnelly has expressed this position before, and, now, he's on the record again.
Donnelly has a checkered record on LGBT issues. Not only does he not believe someone should be able to marry the one they love, he's also voted against adding sexual orientation to the hate crimes bill as well as a laundry list of other important issues to liberal Democrats.
Between this and his votes to defund planned parenthood, his opposition to the DREAM Act and his quizzical "redefining rape" vote...you have to check the little party initial by his name sometimes.
I know, I'm being a hypocrite. I'm criticizing Joe Donnelly for voting against his party when I praised Richard Lugar. Maybe I am. But, like I've said before, I'm not going to spend the next six months bashing Donnelly for what he's not. He is what he is. That's better by far than Richard Mourdock. Still, I feel shortchanged.
I started feeling shortchanged in 2012, but I talked face-to-face with Brad Ellsworth, and he was delightful. He wasn't going to make the leap to supporting gay marriage, but he said he would concede on other things important to LGBT families and support those things.
I wonder if a similar conversation with Donnelly might alleviate my fears. But, for now, I have to say...Come on, though, Joe. Really? I hope he realizes that a vote for Horning isn't a vote for Mourdock either, but I think Donnelly needs his base on this.
So, on Saturday, when I attend the rally with Donnelly, John Gregg, and Congressman Andre Carson, a Muslim that supports gay rights, I may have to remind the future Senator Donnelly (and Governor Gregg) that if Carson can do it, so can you.