Well Obama and the Democrats tried to pass a job's bill, which the Republicans voted down. Just yesterday a bill to keep the rates on student loans was voted against by Republicans. Meanwhile we have conservative commentators like Rush calling women sluts because they take birth control, and religious institutions wanting to muck around in the sex lives of their employees. Obama made the good compromise of having insurance cover birth control, but there is also that Republican back transvaginal ultra sound device that they tried to pass in a few states. It appears to me Republicans are worried about religious mores, people's personal business, and cutting taxes for billionaires. The Republicans elected to Congress in 2010 have done nothing to create jobs or help improve the economy as they promised. Obama and the Democrats have done what they could to help the economy after Bush crashed it with his policies, but of course conservatives want to rework this. Just because we have a bad economy does not mean people in same sex relationships should be discriminated against. For instance, the end of don't ask, don't tell is very much an economic issue in a way because people who are gay could be dismissed from the military. Seriously, when people ask question like this they only want a knee jerk reaction. If there was someone in your family who was gay who you cared about, I think you might open your mind a bit about this. You can continue to think gays do not deserve the same rights, that is your freedom in America, but the rest of us want to ensure all of our citizens have the same and fair rights.