For decades, Terry Bean has made media and political waves as a co-founder of the gay “rights” group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and a major fundraiser and bundler for President Obama and other prominent Democrats.
He has been a hugely influential figure in the Obama administration’s decision to change how the federal government looks at marriage. Changes include a statement by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that state Attorneys General could ignore state marriage amendments, an Executive Order in 2014 that gives LGBT Americans the same worker protections as women and racial minorities for federal employees and contractors, and the elimination of single-sex classrooms and schools if they receive federal funding.
Additionally, the Obama administration has declared that Medicare funding can be used for transgender surgeries.
Given this influence, you might expect U.S. media to intensely focus on the dramatic legal proceedings that have taken place since November, when Bean was charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy. Bean, 66, and his 25-year-old ex-boyfriend broke up in a dramatic and violent fashion earlier this year, and both were arrested in relation to the alleged assault. (more...)