Gay Rights Will Continue to Split Republicans

By Albert Hunt, Bloomberg - April 6, 2015

Gay rights won't fade as a political issue. The Republican base won’t let it.

Prominent Republicans calculated that if the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was constitutionally protected, the issue would become settled law and disappear politically. This would be welcome, they reasoned, as the party was on the wrong side of the politics and history.

Then Indiana enacted a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last month that critics said would allow private enterprises to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Arkansas followed with a similar measure.

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