Obama Stays Mum

the Organizing for America (OFA), an arm of the DNC, has not lobbied against the anti-equality bill in Maine and sent out a message urging people to vote but omitting any mention of the marriage issue. Greg Sargent has more:

The reason this could become a real issue for OFA is that the vote on the Maine initiative which would repeal gay marriage is expected to be super close. And a loss particularly one rooted in turnout, which OFA has the capacity to boost will result in fierce recriminations. What’s more, tensions are already so raw because of a host of other ways gay advocates feel let down by the new president that they may be even more inclined to point a finger at OFA in the event of a loss. This one could get ugly.

It is staggering to me that the message discipline from the DNC is so tight that they even forbade OFA from telling Obama-supporters which way to vote on the referendum. It's one more sign, I fear, that the Democratic establishment's opposition to marriage equality is real; and the president's peeps are increasingly determined to do what they can keep us from the right to civil marriage.

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