Does the Republican Party know where it stands on gay rights?
Answer: nope, not a clue. Public opinion on gay marriage and LGBT rights in general has been noticeably shifting toward acceptance over the past decade, but until now the GOP has had cover: even high-ranking Democrats weren’t publicly endorsing gay marriage, meaning for all that Republicans were on the wrong side of the issue, there was very little fallout. Who were people going to vote for instead, the the other party that didn’t favor gay marriage?
That all changed last Wednesday. Obama’s (legislatively meaningless) endorsement of marriage equality drew a much sharper line between the two parties, leaving the GOP in complete disarray as to what they support and why… read more.