Interesting article in Commentary.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/03/30/gop-shift-on-gay-marriage-opposition/

"But there’s also the sense that the long-term trend is moving toward acceptance of gay marriage, even within the conservative movement. And Republicans just don’t have the appetite to fight a battle that will be lost, if not next year, then five or 10 years down the line"