The Disappearance of Openly Gay Republicans In Congress

A few activists are holding on - good for GOProud - but the outlook is grim. Why? Look at what even GOProud supports: civil marriage equality, military service, and no federal constitutional amendment barring marriage equality. There are virtually no openly gay Republicans supporting Republican policy on gay rights. This is not true of any other minority.

This has changed for the worse over the last two decades, in direct opposition to what has happened in every other Western country, especially the British Tories. Here's my attempt to explain why the old conservative politics of homosexuality has fallen apart: