Washington (CNN) - Many gays and lesbians supported Barack Obama at the polls in 2008, and they've backed him once he took office. But one topic in particular has created a firestorm among the vocal constituency historically aligned with the Democratic Party.
Gay activists and bloggers and others unleashed a wave of criticism against Obama after a federal judge on Wednesday ruled California's Proposition 8 - which outlawed same-sex marriage - unconstitutional.
The reasoning behind the criticism, they said, is a lukewarm response from the White House on the historic ruling - and Obama's stance against same-sex marriage.
What's the message?