S.E. Cupp, a conservative commentator speaking on CNN, was moved to tears as she said gay people just wanted “the human dignity the rest of us have” and urged the Republican party to accept the new reality to prevent the party from losing votes and becoming a ‘relic.’ “Those people there are not pariahs. They are patriots. Wherever you stand on the politics of this issue, and I’ve long been in support of gay rights, it’s hard not to see these people as just wanting the human dignity that the rest of us have—whether that’s when it comes to death benefits or hospital visitation or child custody,” Cupp said. While public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted drastically — last year, a survey of 150,000 freshman at 227 colleges across the country by UCLA found that 56 percent of people who identify as “socially conservative” supported same sex marriage — several influential members of the GOP remain opposed to the idea. Jeb Bush, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, announced in a statement that, guided by his faith, he supports traditional marriage. Mike Huckabee, another presidential candidate called it “one of the court’s most disastrous opinions” and said to just ignore it would allow the Supreme Court to get away with “judicial tyranny.”
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