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  •  The other flaw in this argument is that (7+ / 0-)

    Dems have been much better on gay rights in general, even if they have been slow to embrace marriage equality.

    Before he came out for marriage equality, Obama's admin stopped defending DOMA, helped repeal DADT, and expanded hospital visitation rights to gay couples.

    The GOP hasnt generally favored any pro-gay rights legislation. Even when one of the most powerful members of their party(Dick Cheney) supported marriage equality, it didnt actually lead to any progress on gay rights issues. Quite the opposite, we saw the WH support a federal marriage amendment.

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