Slowly, GOP shifting on same-sex marriage

The final safe haven within the conservative movement for anti-gay bigotry — the American Conservative Union’s CPAC convention, held last week in Maryland — received more than a few hearty smackdowns. The editors of National Review, the conservative movement’s founding publication, chided CPAC’s exclusion of gay conservatives, which was followed by a convention panel hosted by the Competitive Enterprise Institute entitled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet” (full disclosure: I spoke on that panel).