Republicans need to stress the libertarian view regarding social issues like homosexuality - that people should be free to do as they please, without interference from some huge, all-powerful government, and that the protection of all groups will occur. Make it clear that gays are not seen as enemies or monsters, but as Americans wanting happiness, acceptance and the same rights others have, and some abuse or fail to respect. Take this issue off the table. Get better candidates who are able to speak to people in 2013 and beyond (no more Todd Akins and moronic talk of "legitimate rape" and backed up by equally moronic twits like Richard Murdoch). Change on these issues or wither into oblivion as a party capable of winning national elections.