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It is truly amazing that with the groundwork laid down the push for marriage-equality began in earnest less than a decade ago — and here we are after California’s false start and Iowa’s Supreme Court ruling within three years the whole edifice of resistance is crumbling fast.

Washington Post columnist George Will, who appeared alongside Matalin, also dismissed the potency of the issue for Republicans. “There is something like an emerging consensus,” he said. “Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”

Within thirty years of the passage of Title VII and the Voting Rights Act, there were Republicans talking as if they, and they alone, passed those bills — while ignoring the Dixiecrats had long-since found a home in the GOP.

I imagine within a couple years, the GOP will try to play the same game with same-sex marriage.

Besides, they’ve already found their new target. Single parents:

Mary Matalin: 30 years from now, real people understand the consequences of so many babies being born out of wedlock to the economy and to the morality of the country.

One step forward, two steps back.