Dominicans Shun Gay Ambassador

    People hold up signs that read in Spanish "Welcome Mr. Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster," right, and "Identity space, equality zone," left, during a gay pride parade in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, June 30, 2013.  James "Wally" Brewster was nominated as the next U.S. ambassador to the Caribbean island, and would be the seventh U.S. ambassador in history to be openly gay. Brewster is currently a senior managing partner for the Chicago consulting firm SB&K Global. He also was a fundraiser for Obama and an inaugural committee contributor. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)

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    Not the way you want your first day on the job to go. The fifth openly gay U.S. ambassador has arrived to his new post in the Dominican Republic and not everyone is being so welcoming. The Dominican Republic government accepted the selection of James "Wally" Brewster, but leaders of the Catholic Church there have decried his appointment as a personal affront by President Obama. "He has not considered the particularities of our people," said Father Luis Rosario. "The United States is trying to impose on us marriage between gays and lesbians as well as adoption by these couples." Some Catholics are wearing black ribbons in protest.

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