Trib Columnist Just Doesn’t Get It

In a page one opinion piece today, Oakland Tribune columnist Tammerlin Drummond displays both a surprising arrogance toward gays and lesbians in their struggle for marriage equality and a worldview that fosters bigotry. Drummond was responding to blowback she received for her ill-thought-out column on Sunday, in which she claimed that East Bay gay activists were “intolerant to opposing views” because they had mounted a political campaign to stop the reappointment of Lorenzo Hoopes, a major financial backer of last year’s Proposition 8, to the publicly owned Paramount Theatre board of directors.

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