Why is it considered a RINO outcome if homosexual marriage is not forced on citizens without their having a right to vote on the issue? Or not forced on them by judicial edict after having voted against it?
Fred knows that a Constitutional Amendment will be demagogued by the homosexual activists, and will be bogged down waiting for ratification. In the meantime, it would only take a vote of the Congress to allow States to refuse to be bound by the Full Faith and Credit Clause, so as to not have to recognize the validity of homosexual 'marriages' from a different state. He could also support legislation that would bar Federal Judges from messing with State legislation regarding marriage. That way, those States that have passed legislation allowing only one man-one woman marriage, are not in danger of some activist Federal judge overturning it.
If the candidate is conservative enough in almost every other issue, yet is still ELECTABLE, because he would be satisfactory for conservatives as well as some independents, why would that not be acceptable to religious conservatives? They most assuredly wouldn't want a Democrat in the White House.
That remains to be seen.
Nor would they want to be responsible for what is not in line with their principles.