Supporting Gay Marriage Now is Hardly Heroic

You know politicians. It can't be just a stand; it has to be a courageous stand.

That explains the recent rush, particularly among Democrats in the Senate, to get to the new correct side of the same-sex marriage issue.

Same-sex marriage is going to happen. It's already legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court has before it two cases that could allow it to expand marriage for gays nationwide. Even if the Court doesn't rule accordingly, Nate Silver says his opinion data projects it will be legal in 32 states by 2016 and 44 by 2020.

So, who among the late converts do we take seriously? And what are we to make of the rest? 

Read more from Ford O'Connell at U.S. News & World Report

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