Hollywood executives and celebrities supported candidate Barack Obama in his rise to power. They felt betrayed by the president when he held back from backing same-sex marriage. And now, after his historic announcement Wednesday, many are rushing to lend their support once again.
Few illustrate this shift as well as prolific TV director Paris Barclay. The Chicago native has been supporting Obama since he ran for his Illinois senator seat. In 2008, he was a member of Obama's Lgbt Leadership Council.
"To me, it was kind of a no brainer; compared to the McCain-Palin ticket, which was so obviously against gay rights, I knew Obama was the one to support," Barclay told The Huffington Post. "It was fortunate for us that the choice was so stark and so easy to make."
But his enthusiasm for the president waned as Obama failed to deliver on his promise to push for gay rights. »
- Joe Satran
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