Conservatives launch campaign supporting same-sex marriages
They lost another fight at this year's Republican National Convention, but conservatives who support gay marriage are taking heart:
At least they had a fight.
When Republicans met last week to draft the party platform, endorsed at this week's convention, social conservatives such as Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council had to mount a fight against Republicans who support same-sex marriages, said Clarke Cooper, a former appointee in the George W. Bush administration and executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans.
In previous years, he said, there was no debate about the so-called marriage plank in the party platform.
"I see what happened last week as opponents to equality are scared," said Cooper, 40.