Even Karl Rove thinks the next GOP presidential candidate might support same-sex marriage
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P.S. The U.S. Constitution provides equal rights for all American citizens. No level of government -- local, state, or national -- can rescind those rights. Since licenses to join together in legal unions are issued by civil authorities, the solution to the controversy should be that all licenses become defined as "civil union" licenses regardless of gender. Anyone who wants to have a religious "marriage" ceremony can then petition her/his church, synagogue, or other house of worship. Enlightened religions will agree, those blinded by ignorance and prejudice won't. There is no gay marriage or straight marriage, just marriage. Problem solved.