These are not the best of times for members of the Republican party whose dream is a world in which there is mom and dad and the kids all dressed up to attend church on Sunday. Those were the days when your minister of priest spoke words of wisdom and all listened carefully in order to know how to behave and for whom to vote. The idea of two men or two women holding hands was simply a portrait drawn by the Devil himself. Justice Anthony Kennedy wondered in the Supreme Court why the government was getting involved in the rights of citizens to marry whomever they desired.
There is increasing evidence the Supreme Court will not rule in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act which defines who can marry whom. Even conservative Justice Scalia wonders why government can decide marriage qualifications. Yes this is not the best of times for conservatives who believe in individual freedom except when it comes to matters of marriage and babies.