Why John Roberts Upheld Obamacare but Dissented on Gay Marriage

He sides with liberals one day, conservatives the next. What gives?
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On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts drew fierce conservative fire for upholding Obamacare (again). A hero to political liberals for 24 hours, Roberts seemingly flipped positions on Friday to write the lead dissent opposing the nationwide legalization of gay marriage. What's with this guy?

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