By Michelle Garcia
Originally published on Advocate.com March 26 2013 10:34 AM ET
Rachel Maddow kicked off her show Monday night by breaking down the facts on this week's hearings in the Supreme Court challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.
More than 130 Republican officials and former officials have signed briefs supporting marriage rights for same-sex couples, Maddow points out, "but it is still a stretch to say that there is a split among Republicans."
Currently, the GOP's leaders like party chairman Reince Priebus, House Speaker John Boehner, and Sen. Marco Rubio, with a massive portion of the party, still firmly oppose marriage equality, despite calls from within the party to broaden its acceptance of diversity.
"The arguments are increasingly coherent, and weighty, and predictable on the left," she said. "And on the right, they are increasingly incoherent, and low-rent, and even occasionally pathetic."
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