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,” Maddow 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 like nondiscrimination.”

Maddow said that the high court's upcoming rulings are “going to come crashing down on the Republican Party.”

“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.”