WELL, GOOD FOR HIM: “President Obama made clear Monday that he favors the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and intends to ask Congress to repeal the 13-year-old law that denies benefits to domestic partners of federal employees and allows states to reject same-sex marriages performed in other states.” I wonder how hard, and how publicly, he’ll be willing to push for this?

UPDATE: Reader Brett Deal writes: “I know this is your issue, so you only want to promote good feelings on the subject, but you might at least point out that Obama claimed to be opposed to gay marriage during the general campaign for election, gaining the votes of many with a simple lie.” Well, I think he told some people he was against it, while he told other people he’d come out for it when the time was right. My suspicion is that as he loses the allegiance of the some he feels more pressure to cement that of the other.