Gay Marriage May Haunt 2016 Republicans

If Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to marriage, candidates are in trouble.

For better or worse.

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As opinion polls keep finding higher popular support for same-sex marriage, Republican strategists have come to dread the issue. A lot of them want it to simply go away -- and they think the Supreme Court might oblige them. If the justices rule later this month that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, they think, the issue will be off the table and no longer able to cost Republicans votes.

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