That’s why Obama was in such a rush to congratulate Collins on his courage to come out and say he was a proud member of the Democrat Party’s most loyal sex-based constituency.
Collins’ coming out is also the latest example of the overhyphenization of America. We’re no longer male- or female- or black- or white- or Latino- Americans.
Now we’re also gay or straight.
“I’m not a center, I’m a gay-center.”
“I’m not a gay switch-hitting centerfielder, I’m a bisexual-switch-hitting centerfielder.”
Who will be the first openly gay NFL quarterback or long snapper?
The first openly gay left-handed Latino relief pitcher? The first openly gay goalie? The first openly gay goalie from a country other than Canada?
I don’t care. Gays have been playing pro sports forever. Big deal. No one asked and no one told.
Sports should be about winning and teamwork and accomplishment. Owners, coaches and fans don’t care what color their star players’ skin is, what their ethnicities are or who they sleep with -- and neither should the rest of us.
Wake me up when this embarrassing gay-pride parade is over, please.