The Social Conservative Insider Poll: Gay Marriage

We asked twenty-nine prominent Christian social conservatives what they are looking for from GOP presidential candidates if the Supreme Court “finds” a right to gay marriage in our Constitution. In terms of rhetoric, the response was summed up by one SoCon insider who said, simply, “It’s not over.” The Court’s decision is “nothing more than legislating from the bench,” another insider said. “From all of [the candidates], I am looking for a Lincolnesque response—that the decision, like Dred Scott, is wrong and unacceptable.” The idea of reaffirming the basic nature of marriage was also featured prominently among these social conservative