Try to figure out what the scared-to-be-for-marriage-equality President will say at the LGBT fundraiser this evening, based on this exchange with Press Sec Jay Carney:

Q    At the Gay and Lesbian fundraiser tonight, is the President going to address the pending vote in the New York State Senate on gay marriage?

    MR. CARNEY:  I’m sure he will mention it and I think make the point that, as he always has, that he believes that this is something that states should be able to decide.  And that’s one of the reasons, because of the — that the President believes that we should withdraw from our participation in DOMA cases, because he believed it was unconstitutional.

    Q    Is he going to endorse the bill, the New York bill?

    MR. CARNEY:  He’s not going to make any new declarations of a position.  He’s simply going to address it.

And this from one of the pool report:

“I’m sure he will mention it and I think make the point that as he always has that he believes that this is something that states should be able to decide.”

Just tossing out that red meat for you.

From Chris Geidner’s report:

Tickets for the LGBT Gala start at $1,250 per person. The cost to serve as a “Chair” at the event — which gets “top billing as Chair on invitation and program, as as well as two priority seats at Gala Dinner, including keynote address by President Obama, and photo with the President for two” — clocks in at $35,800. According to Public Campaign communications director Adam Smith, $30,800 is the maximum contribution an individual can give to a party, and $5,000 is the maximum total contribution an individual can contribute to a candidate — $2,500 for the primary election and $2,500 for the general election.

Two LGBT reporters who will be live-Tweeting the fundraiser are @ChrisGeidner and @ChrisJohnson82

Pam Spaulding

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