As gay supporters push for more acceptance, the issue is increasingly being framed worldwide as one of fundamental human rights. In many countries, even where the law is unclear, members of the gay community are subject to enormous societal pressure. They are ostracized, bullied and sometimes physically attacked.
How many supposedly fiscally conscious, Constitution-loving Tea Party House members favor spending taxpayer money defending DOMA? Perhaps a reporter should ask them, and if they favor it, how they reconcile that with their zeal to cut spending on wasteful government.