I think this is a good thing. American politics has been very badly damaged by the influence of the Christian Right on the Republican party, which has been tortured between two mutually incompatible political philosophies: moral authoritarianism and state non-interference. Even when in power, this led to a lack of coherence in policy.
Ultimately the question of gay marriage ought not to be a partisan issue since there are intellectually coherent arguments in favor from both sides, and moreover ought not be a rallying point for fundamentalism. All of you regardless of your political persuasion ought to realise that we all win if gay people are no longer caricatured as "extreme" driving force behind the left.
For all our sakes, all power to Mr Olson's elbow.