Über-blogger and gay political gadfly Mike Rogers appears on MSNBC's Ed Show to discuss the presidential memorandum extending limited federal partnership benefits and the need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rogers tells Ed Schulz: "I'm quite troubled by the president's decision because it doesn't include health insurance, the most basic benefit people depend upon. As long as the president doesn't stand up and say, 'We will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act' ... it's not that important. It's like a car without an engine."
Rogers notes the growing gay discontent over that inflammatory Justice Department motion to dismiss a challenge to DOMA. "President Obama doesn't get off the hook by granting relocation benefits to partners," Rogers concludes, noting the growing numbers of gay donors who are "cutting off the spigot" to the Democratic National Committee.