Republicans Retreat on Marriage Equality

Politico
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March 30, 2012

Just a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of marriage equality into the Constitution.

Now? They’re almost silent.

It’s been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they’ve come nearly full circle. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans — the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches — is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress don’t care to have marriage equality litigated in the Capitol.