High court decision spotlights GOP divide over LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have flooded Twitter and email inboxes with praise for this week’s watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. Republicans have been mostly quiet. That ruling came just two days after a freshman GOP congressman who had officiated at a same-sex wedding lost his party’s nomination in a conservative Virginia district. The two developments underscore an election-year challenge facing the GOP: How can Republicans reconcile broad national support for LGBT protections, even among many Republicans, while some of the party’s die-hard conservative voters fervently oppose them?