Beyond the political power of the Millennial generation, on Meet the Press, Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said it was inevitable that a Republican candidate for President would eventually support same-sex marriage. From NBC:
CHUCK TODD: Let me ask you on gay marriage. Could you support a Republican presidential candidate someday who supported same-sex marriage.
SENATOR JEFF FLAKE: Oh, I– I think that’s inevitable. There will be one, and that I think he’ll receive Republican support, or she will. So– I– I– I– I think that– that yes, that the answer is yes.
It may not be in 2016 or even in 2020, but eventually the Republican party will be forced to support marriage equality by this younger generation.
Millennials support for marriage equality is not just mainstream, it is simply the only acceptable position. To a large segment of the generation the idea of opposing same-sex marriage seems as absurd, arcane, and offensive as opposing women’s suffrage. There is simply no way the GOP can survive as a viable political party if it doesn’t support marriage equality.
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