Like most Americans on the queer side of things, I squeed with delight when I saw that President Barack Obama had publicly endorsed marriage equality. I even blogged that picture of the president riding a unicorn with rainbow lasers firing out of his fists. I was that excited. But my rush was soon dampened when just hours later, I got an email from Barack himself (he texts me and emails me all the time, we're bros) entitled “Marriage”. Inside wasn't a promise to introduce federal legislation expanding the definition of marriage to a legal union any two consenting adults who damn well want to get married. It wasn't even really a followup declaration of support for the queer community of the United States. It was a straight-up fundraiser—and given all my initial euphoria, it kind of stung.