"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric recently took a few minutes off from practicing gotcha journalism (sample questions: "What's your name?" and "How do you spell cat?") to point out that while Barack Obama's Tuesday victory is being celebrated as a "triumph for civil rights in America," we're still a pretty hateful country, as evidenced by the fact that gays and lesbians were viciously bitch-slapped by millions of bigoted voters in no less than three states on the day Obama was swept into office.
After noting the Chicago race riots of the 1960s and the progress the civil rights movement has made since then, Couric concluded: "In 1969, there was another riot called Stonewall. Thirty years later, gays and lesbians hope for their moment to return to the streets and cheer." Thirty years?! Did she get that number from a sad old queen dressed entirely in Abercrombie garb?