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Lawsuit Exposes Rift Between Gays, Blacks in DNC

The Democratic National Committee's former gay and lesbian outreach director, Donald Hitchcock, has filed a lawsuit against the organization, and it's reverberating in political circles.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, "Hitchcock was fired by the DNC in May 2006 after his domestic partner sent an open letter to gay Democrats criticizing Dean and suggesting that gays should temporarily withhold donations to the Democratic Party."

Interestingly, the lawsuit has exposed a rift between blacks and gays within the party, as described by DNC Chairman Howard Dean in his videotaped deposition ... care of YouTube:

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