The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don't know it yet.
That's the takeaway from the remarkable events of last week wherein the states of Indiana and Arkansas executed high-speed U-turns -- we're talking skid marks on the tarmac -- on the subject of marriage equality. Legislatures in both states, you will recall, had passed so-called "religious freedom" laws designed to allow businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples. In Indiana, the governor had already signed the bill and was happily dissembling about the discriminatory nature and intent of the new law.
Then reality landed like the Marines at Guadalcanal.