Just weeks after the Republican speaker of the NC House admitted his party's marriage equality ban will be overturned within a generation but urged people to vote for it anyway, the majority leader of the House fesses up that gay-baiting is good politics in The Tarheel State:
Stam knows his stance may alienate some voters. "It probably will push away 1 or 2 percent," he says. "On the other hand, it probably will gather more than that from Democrats and independents. So to the extent that there's a reordering, it doesn't hurt our party."