Sen. Rand Paul said the GOP cannot completely "flip" in its stance against gay marriage.
"The party can't become the opposite of what it is," Paul told The New York Times in an interview.
He said to change its view on this major social issue would lose voters:
"If you tell people from Alabama, Mississippi or Georgia, 'You know what, guys, we've been wrong, and we're gonna be the pro-gay-marriage party,' they're either gonna stay home or - I mean, many of these people joined the Republican Party because of these social issues. So I don't think we can completely flip."
However, he said the party should become more welcoming to people with different views.
"I think we can ... agree to disagree on a lot of these issues. I think the party will evolve," he said. "It'll either continue to lose, or it'll become a bigger place where there's a mixture of opinions."Via The Hill