George Will argues that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is an unconstitutional abuse of federalism and that:
Liberals praise diversity but generally urge courts to permissively construe the Constitution in order to validate federal power to impose continental uniformities. DOMA is such an imposition. Liberals may be rescued from it by jurisprudence true to conservative principles, properly understood.
More evidence of the changing wind: NFL players, rappers, conservatives among those supporting same-sex marriage.
Politico informs that, regarding Hillary Clinton, “the gay community adores her.” She recently announced her support for marriage equality via YouTube by “speaking directly to the camera without an interviewer who could ask follow-up questions on issues like the Defense of Marriage Act, which her husband signed.” Nevertheless, “Unlike [GOP Sen. Rob] Portman, who was castigated by some on the left for taking what was seen as a selfish position, Clinton—who in 2008 was against gay marriage—was praised.” And, of course, the Human Rights Campaign led the parade in terms of gushing.
Similarly, When ‘Yes’ isn’t enough.
More. Why support for gay marriage has risen so quickly:
Combine the fact that young people are heavily supportive of gay marriage and every generation is growing more in favor of legalization as they age and you see why the numbers on gay marriage have moved so quickly—and why they aren’t likely to ever reverse themselves.
Furthermore. Via Margaret Hoover, Slowly, GOP shifting on same-sex marriage:
Pro-marriage-freedom Republicans are on the right side of history and in time their courage and contributions will help erase the stain of bigotry that holds the conservative movement back and stops us from connecting to a rising generation of Americans.