A Pro-Gay Republican vs An Anti-Gay Democrat?

That's what's shaping up in New York State:

With the leading Democrat now out of the special election to replace Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.), the centrist New York Independence Party announced Friday that it was switching its allegiances, endorsing state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee, instead. The party had previously signaled its intention to back state Sen. Darrel Aubertine (D) in the yet-to-be-scheduled special election, but Aubertine announced Thursday evening that he wouldn’t run. “In polling our state executive committee this morning, I can say with certainty that we will support our local leaders in the 23rd Congressional District and today we throw the support of the Independence Party behind Assemblywoman Scozzafava,” Independence Party State Chairman Frank MacKay said in a statement.

Scozzafava vote twice for marriage equality and got re-elected handily. No Democratic candidate has emerged yet - but it could well turn out to be an anti-marriage equality Dem. What is remarkable to me is how many Republicans across the country have shown more actual - rather than rhetorical - support for marriage equality than the Democrats in the Congress and the White House. On this subject, Obama reeks of fear.