Opinion: Latino support for gay marriage is growing

My latest for NBC Latino…

NBC Latino

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide two cases on marriage equality, entering a debate that is long overdue to be settled in this country.

Given the poor showing Republicans had with Latinos in the last election, the GOP is looking to find entry points into the Latino community they can use to build a broader coalition. The famous misnomer often repeated by Latino Republicans is that Latinos are Republicans, they just don’t know it yet. But the research on this has been settled for a while now; Latinos are not Republicans and they are very well aware of it.

But Latinos are also weak Democrats, largely because Republican hostility towards Latinos creates an uncompetitive market for Latinos within the Democratic Party. Still, Latinos are favorable towards Democratic policies and, more important, their view on the role of government is consistent with Democrats as well.

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