WASHINGTON The dispute over same-sex marriage between Dick Cheney's daughters is shining a bright light on the Republican Party's broader dilemma with this emotional issue.
Public support for same-sex marriage has been rising dramatically. Yet a big majority of Republicans oppose it. And they tend to nominate candidates for Congress and the presidency who are out of step with the shift in public opinion, at least at the national level.
Republicans will confront this issue in congressional and governors' races next year.
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To opponents, they’re civil-rights violators; to supporters, they’re advocates for religious freedom. These florists, bakers and photographers who refuse to work on same-sex unions are also small business owners, and while the legal ramifications of their decisions are being determined in courts across the country, their customers’ wallets ultimately will reward or punish their decisions.
The federal government’s effort to paint stripes on the same-sex pair horse and calling it a marriage zebra in Louisiana produces both a challenge to the rule of law and emotionally hyperactive invective bereft of intellect.