Obamacare and gay marriage are now off the political table. In the primaries, approximately 40% of the Republican base are white, evangelical Christians. In the general election, the diversity of the American electorate comes into full play.
This is not to say that legal challenges and the occasional media fervor won’t ensue. Legal challenges to Obamacare – contraception coverage by insurance companies, tax bills should originate in the House, and delaying employer requirement to provide insurance – face an uphill battle. With respect to the gay marriage decision, the battle will likely move to the states over religious protections for business owners with deeply held beliefs. Equal protection must mean equal protection for all and there are gray areas to navigate in some cases already underway and likely to come.