Prof John Stackhouse has made some interesting comments from Canada that we might find relevant here, leaving out the particular Canadian political commentary:
The Conservative Party Moves On–and So Should Everyone Else
The Conservative Party of Canada just voted to remove the traditional definition of marriage (one man + one woman) from its platform and replace it with…nothing in particular.
Supporters of this change were quoted over and over as saying the same things: The legality of same-sex marriage in Canada was decided a decade ago and the party needs to recognize that fact, move on, and embrace a wider constituency.
Regardless of one’s opinion about same-sex marriage, at least three troubling issues emerge from this easy assurance.