A roadmap to LGBT politics in the New Year

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POLITICAL IQ: What to watch in 2009

After a gut-wrenching 2008, should we expect more of the same this year? Not necessarily, but we do need to pay close attention to the political landscape.

Here are three milestones to watch this year. Depending on what happens at each, LGBT America either will be celebrating new victories or doubled over from freshly inflicted wounds 12 months from now. 

Will Barack Obama keep his word?

Inviting Proposition 8 supporter Rick Warren to give the opening prayer at the inauguration was certainly a kick in the stomach to queer America. But far more important to our everyday lives is the question of whether Obama will fulfill his campaign promises.