eventually, they are not going to be able to ignore them...not because of the gay members, but because of the supporters within the Republican party.
It is important to remember that conservatives tend to fear change...especially social change...it takes them a long time to deal with change....some are never able to...but those people, like all of us...eventually die out.
I do hope to see a marriage equality supporting Republican President within my lifetime. A common sense sagebrush type Republican that is not really represented in the party today....well...at least not currently taken seriously.
Fred Karger would be a good example.
I do wish that Bryan Fischer did not have such an important position in the Republican Party...that was a very smart move on the extreme right's part.. I would like to see that change.