On Friday's episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, host Bill Maher predicted President Barack Obama will endorse gay marriage.

The topic of the president's support – or lack of support – for marriage equality was nearly a given with roundtable guests conservative journalist David Frum, director Rob Reiner, Florida Representative and Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi.

Frum in 2011 said he was wrong about gay marriage, saying that his own warnings that it would harm the family have proved unfounded.

Reiner is a founding member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group formed specifically to challenge the constitutionality of California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Wasserman Schultz and Pelosi, the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are also strong gay rights allies.

When Maher noted that Obama was to the right of Republicans Dick Cheney and Laura Bush on the subject of marriage equality, Wasserman Schutz pointed out that the president had ordered the Department of Justice to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

“Believe me, this is a president who has been bold and clear about the importance of equality for LGBT Americans in this country,” she said.

“I'm just trying to keep it real and keep it fair,” Maher said. “And I think he will [Obama will come out in favor of gay marriage]. I think in the second term, when he's got nothing to lose you're going to see the real Obama come out, including his admission that he's an atheist too.” (Watch the exchange at RealClearPolitics.com.)