They write to say that they are publicly backing it. Joe Solmonese backed it on MSNBC, David Smith did so in the Washington Blade and that is their formal position. What they tell administration and Congressional Democrats privately is another matter. But read the Blade story closely and you begin to see why Aaron Belkin is pissed. It seems to me that the gay rights groups that actually want to change the laws should stop expecting anything from HRC; and that gay donors should contribute to SLDN or Immigration Equality or groups that care more about civil rights.