I'm glad to see some Republican senators coming around to the idea of gay equality, having had some good history of supporting LGBT rights as well.
I personally don't agree with other social issue stances and economic issue stances of the Republicans and therefore I vote Democrat, but my question is this: These senators (who are not able or will not openly support gay marriage and GLBT rights) are going up against Democrats, who already are openly supportive of gay marriage and LGBT rights. The Democratic national platform is going to be affirming gay marriage as one of its issues, while the Republicans will most likely not be.
I am not saying that I'm not happy that we are seeing support from the Republicans regarding GLBT issues, because I definitely am (and I think that it speaks to us, as gay men, that this issue is picking up speed and resonating with most people, and should be a non-issue relatively soon). For me (as well as I assume many other people) the GOP certainly has a long way to go regarding other issues.
In my opinion, I'd love to see a new breed of GOP shove the old guard out the door. That way, they could swing a bit more moderate, and the liberals could swing a bit more left to where we are supposed to be as a progressive society and we could actually get some shit done, and I don't feel I have to vote for not-as-batshit-crazy.