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Maggie Gallagher Pleased Obama Is No Longer Lying About Gay Marriage Stance

6:08 PM, May 9, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Maggie Gallagher, the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, sends out a statement in response to Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage:

“On the one hand, morally this is good because lying to the American people is always wrong. President Obama has come clean that he is for gay marriage.

“Politically, we welcome this. We think it’s a huge mistake. President Obama is choosing the money over the voters the day after 61 percent of North Carolinians in a key swing state demonstrated they oppose gay marriage. 

“We now have clear choice between Romney and Obama, and we look forward to demonstrating in November that it’s a bad idea for a national candidate to support gay marriage. Marriage is a winning issue for the GOP.”

The only problem is that it's hard to believe the president when he says he believes the issue should be decided at the state level. "[I]f/when the Supreme Court finds a right to same-sex marriage in the Equal Protection Clause, rest assured that the statement from the White House that day will be nothing but celebratory. This position too is a charade," writes Allahpundit.

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