George Will: “Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”

Geore Will discusses on ABC’s “This Week” the Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear two gay marriage cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 in California.

Will says, and I know others who agree, that the court could look at the election, and four states that sided with gay marriage advocates, and say:

“It’s not necessary for us to go here… let the democracy take care of this.”

Or they could say:

“It’s now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus [in favor of gay marriage]. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”

Pew has a nice chart showing support for gay marriage, over time, broken down by age:

And here’s the video with George Will:


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