The issue of same-sex marriage has been front and center this month, as big-name politicians have come out in support of it, starting with former President Bill Clinton, Senator Rob Portman and finally former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Taking a position on the topic has moved from “risky to safe,” according to Politico.
But some Republicans are still trying to have it both ways. RNC Chief Reince Priebus told NBC’s Luke Russert, “I know what our principles are, I know our party believes marriage is between one man and one woman.” But days earlier, he praised Portman for coming out in support of gay marriage. And this, as Salon.com’s Joan Walsh notes, is causing the chairman trouble.