How The GOP Won On Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, the party that a decade ago hung its strategy for winning the White House on opposition to gay marriage has not only gained a new enemy and a new front in the ongoing culture war, but has also been handed a reprieve.

Republicans’ response to Friday’s ruling showcased a party at odds with itself and largely at odds with a country that has come to swiftly accept gay marriage even as political leaders of both parties lagged behind public opinion.

But it also provides both GOP camps a helpful political path: Republicans who strongly oppose the court’s decision can and will fight; Republicans who see this issue as too divisive can simply point to the Supreme Court decision as settled law.

CNN details the GOP win