''If you have ever wonderd how it is the American public keeps getting more and more positive about gay rights, but gay actual rights policy that affects gay people lags decades behind that public acceptance -- this is why! Behold what's supposed to be a gay rights movement siding against congressman Patrick Murphy. It's astonishing!''
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticizing the Log Cabin Republicans, an out gay political organization, for not supporting Rep Patrick Murphy, a Pennsylvania Democrat who co-sponsored a bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (Rachel Maddow / MSNBC)
In September, R. Clark Cooper, the Executive Director of Log Cabin, seemed to begin a public spat with the lesbian news commentator, by questioning why she wouldn't invite him on her show. For her part, she has mentioned several times that LCR has pursued a legal case against the military's discriminatory policy against gays, and been successful so far.