If it really is the first time, then this is great news. It doesn’t, however, make up for the President’s reticence to follow through on his major promises to our community – e.g., repealing DOMA and DADT, passing ENDA, ending the HIV travel ban. I got an email from a reader who thought this makes up for all of that. It does not. It’s good, and it’s a good step in the right direction. But it’s a half-step. And we’re beyond piecemeal advances that don’t really better the daily lives of gay Americans. Our time has come, we helped put Democrats in charge of the entire government. And we expected promises made to be promises kept. If not now, when?