Why else would he constantly be undercutting the gay community in an effort to suck up to the White House? Remember, it was Barney who defended the incest/pedophilia DOMA brief in order to give Obama cover. And it’s Barney who is criticizing gays who have come to Washington to put pressure on the president.
Sounds like Barney really wants to be HUD secretary. Though I suspect his outspoken support for legalizing marijuana will make Barney’s confirmation all but impossible. Obama doesn’t do controversial. Regarding how much you betray your own community. (HRC take note.)