GOP seems ready to move along with other issues

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R) showed little interest in making an election-year debate out of President Obama’s support for marriage equality. Republican leaders have tried to keep their robust conservative flank in Congress focused on economic issues that are most important to voters, rather than the social issues that have defined the party in the past. Asked if a “same-sex” marriage plank should be included in the Democratic Party platform, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, was quick to say: “I’m sure it will be.”