In an interview with the Christian World Magazine, Focus on the Family’s President and CEO Jim Daly concedes that his side may have lost the battle on same-sex marriage. His quote (via Freedom to Marry):
We’re losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age—demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that.
We’ve started to see evidence that the tide is turning when it comes to public opinion on gay marriage. Remember Speaker Boehner’s seriously weak response to President Obama’s move away from defending DOMA?
It’s pretty amazing to see things turning dramatically in favor of same-sex marriage in a relatively short time. Even though same-sex marriage advocates have seen huge losses recently (like Prop 8 in CA), this kind of evidence means that we’re not far from a real change on the issue. Especially if even the ultra-Conservative leaders on the other side (who spend millions and millions each year trying to keep people like me from marrying), are beginning to concede that they’ve lost.