An editorial by the NYT’s Abe Rosenthal thinks the two gay hoteliers who met with Ted Cruz deserved the attacks and harassment they got for insolently reaching out to the other side in a civil manner.
It is, however, equally hard to understand what on earth they thought they were doing. There is not a Republican on the national scene who supports the right of Americans to marry whomever they choose. Very few of them truly believe in protecting the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans at all. And Mr. Cruz dwells on the far side of right-wing crazy on most issues, including this one.
The two gay dudes have since repented for being civil to a Republican, and promised it will not happen again.