Republicans are not opposed to “gay marriage”. Conservatives are.
The leadership of the NY GOP helped push it thru.
The majority of rank ‘n file Republican voters opposed it.
same in CT.
Of course, no organized effort exists to stop the “Gay Marriage” movement. Not the GOP. Not the churches. lip service, yes. There were isolated instances in NY where GOP gay marriage Senators were primaried and defeated. Isolated.
In Iowa, there was an organized backlash. Nationally, there is no backlash. Accomodation and surrender.
I can agree with that except that conservatives ARE Republicans, like it or not.
True, Conservatives are the only Republicans that really oppose gay marriage but I find their arguments against it, the key weapon in a country where elections are key, are also lacking too.
I recall a decade or two ago when so-cons like Robertson and Falwell were smart enough to separate behavior and actions from types of persons.
And what is the intellectual basis for treating gays as if they were a separate race or sex , protected class?
Except Scalia you ever hear this questioned