via Huffington Post
It only makes sense that the Human Rights Campaign's new president, Chad Griffin, played a leading role in trying to overturn California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.
HRC has had its sights set on same-sex marriage for some time. In fact, even longtime activists say HRC has a case of tunnel vision in its focus on an issue that doesn't rank high on the priority list for a great many LGBT people in this country.
"The lack of access to marriage is not exactly a crisis," said noted historian John D'Emilio in an interview. "But think of the mobilization and energy that has gone into that in the last five to 10 years, as opposed to an issue in which thousands of people are dying each year. AIDS is much more of a crisis than marriage."