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Dammit, Obama: You’re Helping Maggie Gallagher’s Argument

It was probably better that Lou Dobbs piped in National Organization for Marriage chief Maggie Gallagher via satellite so CNN’s resident racist didn’t have to stink up the room with any more hatred. Joined by UPenn law professor and chair of Obama’s campaign National LGBT Policy Committee, Gallagher was fresh from telling Rhode Island her why her husband ditched her on Marriage & Family Day to debate the Defense of Marriage Act.

We all know where common sense lies: repealing DOMA.

But anti-gay proponents like Gallagher have a fantastic argument: Even President Obama, the beacon of change and equality, doesn’t support marriage equality. Yes, he (in theory) supports the repeal of DOMA, but only so states can decide for themselves whether to recognize same-sex marriage.