National gay groups and White House may bear brunt of grassroots anger if marriage is repealed in Maine




There’s no indication at this point that the bad guys are winning. It’s a very close race, and turn out is reportedly high (which bodes well for the pro-gay side, experts say). But Ben Smith at Politico raises an interesting point:

President Obama resisted pressure from gay allies to comment on the Maine referendum, and Eric Holder has professed ignorance of it. If the same-sex marriage law is repealed, national gay groups and the White House will likely absorb another wave of grassroots anger for spending their time celebrating incremental victories while the big prize slips from their fingers.


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