The Dean Spade article for today touched on issues with organizations supposedly looking to promote human rights and equality. Here's an article that goes more in-depth on the Human Rights Campaign: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derrick-clifton/human-rights-campaign-same-sex-marriage_b_2973131.html
Here's an excerpt that pretty well sums the idea up:
"Not everyone appreciates how the HRC has been lent high legitimacy as the organization representing the entire movement when their actions have consistently proven otherwise. Going further, some people have reservations that a large number of people -- especially economically well-off, able-bodied, gender conforming, non-immigrant and white (read: relatively privileged) gay and lesbian Americans -- will disengage from the many other institutional and social changes necessary for full inclusion of LGBT communities."
Clifton mentions that "For many of these [white gay and lesbian people] and some others, marriage equality is the last major step to becoming "fully privileged" citizens relative to their heterosexual peers." Essentially, the HRC is a highly visible, feel-good, mainstream cause that most social liberals are willing to get behind, and yet it does little to truly fight a system still rampant with violence, discrimination, and inequality that goes far beyond the inability for gay and lesbian people to get married. Another argument tied in with these ideas that I have heard is that the HRC tries to hard to promote the image of gay and lesbian couples being "just like everyone else." They look more to assimilate the gay and lesbian community into existing norms, rather than breaking down existing norms.
Of course, some could argue that their work for marriage equality is at least a first step, but I think it's also extremely important to continue to look critically at these organizations that on the surface seem to be fighting for the right causes...even if it means I'm questioning the laptop sticker that I once slapped on with pride.