The politics of President Obama's decision to publicly embrace same-sex marriage are murky at best.
North Carolina's vote Tuesday to ban gay marriage, as I wrote, sends an ominous signal to the White House that a state central to Obama's re-election strategy strongly opposes his new policy. And a raft of other states, including key battlegrounds like Virginia and Ohio, already have similar constitutional prohibitions in place. The incumbent will have to fight for every vote there, making any deliberate decision to put himself on the wrong side of popular opinion dangerous.
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