Gay U.S. Ambassador Causing Upheaval in Dominican Republic, Another Joint Obama and Silent Republican Senate "Accomplishment"
CNN reports: U.S. Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster brought one thing with him this week that's a first for a male U.S. ambassador in the Caribbean nation: a husband.
High-profile Catholic Church leaders have decried the new diplomatic appointment as a sign of a lack of respect from Obama.
"He has not considered the particularities of our people. The United States is trying to impose on us marriage between gays and lesbians as well as adoption by these couples," said Father Luis Rosario, director of youth ministries for the church.
A major fundraiser for Obama's 2012 campaign who most recently worked as a senior managing partner of SB&K Global, Brewster has also served on the national board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent gay rights group.
"The Republicans in the U.S. Senate laid on the floor for Brewster and approved him without a single no vote so President Obama is not the only person to think that the Dominican Republic does not deserve respect for its moral values, " said Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.