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Reader Brandon took umbrage with some gay-oriented Obama 2012 ads currently running on Facebook:

Hey Guys,

This is on my FB right now:

"From ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to introducing landmark hate crimes prevention legislation, President Obama knows fairness and equal opportunity are vital to our nation."

Pretty deceptive, no, from a guy who's not yet for "equal opportunity"?
He sent a screen cap of another ad:

His point seems to be that if the President isn't in favor of marriage equality then he isn't about "fairness and equal opportunity." This goes along with what I've been saying for a while, that marriage has become an albatross around the President's neck. While gays were once willing to give politicians a pass who weren't good on marriage, the issue has now become a litmus test of a candidate's true support for our equality.

What do you think?  Is it unfair to use marriage as a veto pen against anything else a candidate has ever done on gay rights issues?  Or is marriage like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" or ENDA, where if you don't support the repeal of one and the passage of the other, you're not really our friend?

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