USA: GOP Strangely Silent on Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

Written by scott on December 11th, 2012

GOP Pushes Bill to Ban Gay/Lesbian Weddings on US Military BasesHouse Republican leaders had a uniform response to the Supreme Court’s decision to take up gay marriage: silence.

The high court’s decision last week to hear two cases relating to same-sex marriage puts that issue at the center of the national debate. And it does so at an exceedingly awkward time for Republicans, many of whom are trying to downplay or moderate their party’s views on social issues to chart a path back to electoral success.

The timing is most uncomfortable for House Republicans, who are playing a key role in one of the cases the court agreed to hear.

Authored By Josh Gerstein – See the Full Story at Politico

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