C-Span is currently playing again the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument of Hollingsworth v. Perry, about California's same-sex ban with Prop. 8, passed by voters there in 2008. A decision is not expected until June. It's been telling that more and more politicians are moving, along with the polling results, in favor of marriage equality. And I anticipate, after Ohio's junior U.S. senator Rob Portman, more will support will be coming from the Republican Party. Perhaps that's more in the way of those hailing from states that are routinely competitive in elections. (Would New Hampshire's junior U.S. senator Kelly Ayotte who, like Portman, was first elected in 2010 make for a good bet? Maine's senior U.S. senator, Susan Collins, might be the best bet, after Portman, given that her seat is part of the 2014 midterms election cycle.)
The gay marriage snowball and political change
By Glenn Greenwald
March 26, 2013 | http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ourt-defeatism
Over the past two weeks, numerous national Democratic politicians, led by Hillary Clinton and joined by other centrist to conservative senators, announced that they have changed their minds and now support marriage equality, a move tellingly perceived as an attempt to get on "the right side of history". All of that was preceded by a reliably right-wing GOP Senator, Rob Portman, doing the same by citing his gay son. Marriage equality is a position the US president and his party formally endorse, and polls continue to show dramatic increases in public support to the point where it is now a position affirmed by a large majority of Americans. It's conventional wisdom that national gay marriage is inevitable; the tipping point has clearly been reached.