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Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were being interviewed about the Supreme Court’s decision to let California’s Proposition 8 stand as unconstitutional when suddenly they got a phone call.

“We’re proud of you guys, and we’re so glad,” President Obama said via speakerphone.

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, the two other plaintiffs in the case challenging Prop 8, rushed to Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin’s cellphone to listen to the president speak.

They all thanked President Obama and Griffin said we needed to “roll our sleeves up” and get to work for the 37 states that still don’t have marriage equality.

Paul Katami told the president, “You’re invited to the wedding.”

President Obama has “evolved” on same-sex marriage from only supporting civil unions to believing there’s an equal-protection argument for same-sex marriage in the Constitution. He explained his rationale last year.

He went on to become the first president to mention gay rights in an inaugural address.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

The late Sen. John McCain

I don't know Kyrsten Sinema, but I did know John McCain. Not at all intimately, to be sure, but just enough to say -- despite her pretensions and the fantasies of her flacks that she is the reincarnation of the war hero in a purple wig -- that Kyrsten Sinema is no John McCain.

Lately Sinema has advertised herself as a "maverick," by which she means that she flouts the positions and policies of her party's leadership, and is supposed to pair her with McCain, who sometimes strayed from the Republican party line. Her most notorious attempt at imitation occurred last year with a gesture on the Senate floor marking her vote against a minimum wage increase. Her coy mimicry of the admired war hero was synthetic, leaving an unpleasant odor in its wake. When McCain delivered his bold "thumbs down" on gutting Obamacare, he was protecting Arizona's working families – not betraying them.

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