Texas GPO recriminalising sodomy, Idaho GOP banning transfolk from marrying. It seems like the republican party is veering over to the bigoted religious right as far as it can turn. Is this the voting base that's left after the centrist republicans have gone elsewhere? Is it just the regular homophobia bursting out like a boil under pressure? Is it the whole hate the sin, hate the sinner religion thing? Is it one state's GOP bigotry urging another on? Is it in some bizarre way hopeful because they're spelling out long-held and formerly unspoken prejudices - and having ordinary people stand up and say 'that's unnacceptable'?