MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow predicts two
upcoming issues will force Republicans to discuss their “unpopular”
stances on gay rights.
Maddow told her The Rachel Maddow
Show audience that an upcoming vote in the Senate on the
Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit
workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender
identity, and two Supreme Court cases related to gay marriage would
test the Republican Party's staunch opposition to LGBT rights.
“Republican politicians are about to
lose the luxury of only talking about gay rights in front of anti-gay
audiences like the Faith and Freedom Coalition, or avoiding the
question altogether because they don't want to be quoted about it
because their Republican position on the subject is so unpopular,”
said in a scathing 11-minute segment.
“Nobody who has any real prospects of
being a national leader in Republican politics in the next few years
has anything other than a 100% anti-gay policy position on something
Maddow said that the high court's
upcoming rulings are “going to come crashing down on the Republican
“After these rulings come out, this
is going to be the biggest news in the country,” Maddow said.
“They're going to have to talk to the rest of the country, too,
increasingly not only against them on these issue but bewildered by
them and their positions on these issues.”