Last I checked most principled Democrats had no problem with anyone's being gay and considered it rude and even cruel to use someone's sexuality for political purposes. Last I checked most principled Democrats would have cringed at deliberately outing someone who has been keeping her lesbianism private while dealing with family but talking about it online to those she trusts (and without using her real name or her full name most of the time and keeping it to sites her family wouldn't read ever). Last I checked most principled Democrats would have encouraged people to come out themselves at the right time and when they felt most comfortable doing it, with severe opposition to anyone who might take matters into their own hands to out someone merely for political purposes.
Well, that stance is reversing itself. It's become perfectly ok to point out that someone is gay purely for the purpose of destroying their political career or destroying their family member's political career. Well, the evidence only suggests that it's become ok to do this if it's Republicans you're doing it to. I don't normally link to conspiracy theorists, but I need to, just this once, to point out the evidence of the movement within the Democratic party to out gay Republicans. I don't need to link to a conspiracy theorist to show the attempt to out gay children of Republicans (though this one is highly unconfirmed and could well be an elaborate hoax, in which case it's morally reprehensible for other reasons).
Kos defends his actions by saying it's already all out there, but only a really good sleuth with a goal to tie these together will find the evidence that ties it all together without the aid of Kos and the others who are doing that work for them. I was able to find a lot of what they're talking about really quickly this morning just by using Google, but I had lots of help from blogs who have already done that and knew what keywords to use. I don't think a politician who doesn't frequent gay sites or search for his daughter's name together with the word 'gay' would be able to put the pieces together so easily. It's not so much those who draw attention to the issue that I have problems with, though notice that I'm not using any names here. The ones I find completely reprehensible are those who take delight in what will undoubtedly be a devastating situation for the people involved (if it's based in reality anyway, and if it's not then it will be devastating for other reasons). It's amazing that someone like that could reach #2 in the Ecosystem, but that just reveals much about the many people who frequent that site. A biblical passages most important for homosexuality discussions (Romans 1) mainly lists the effects of the fall in a damaged human nature, and two of the items in that list are ruthlessness and heartlessness. This perversity is an excellent example of both.