A party divided?

The Denver Post reports.

Gay marriage ruling divides conservatives at Denver gathering

The legalization of gay marriage nationwide produced a stark political and generational divide Saturday at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

“I think you’d be really hard-pressed to find a college Republican who doesn’t like gay marriage,” said David Stoffey, 23, a student at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

“It’s an affront to God,” said Susan Sutherland, 56, who manned the Colorado Right to Life booth. “It’s not about gay marriage, it’s about outlawing Christianity. That’s what’s coming.”

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to marriage for gay couples, with the majority opinion authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Catholic and Ronald Reagan appointee.

The decision provided plenty of political fodder at the gathering, which attracted six of the Republicans who want to be president in 2016.

When presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was asked Saturday what he thought of having the White House lit up in rainbow colors in response to the ruling, the crowd at the Colorado Convention Center erupted in angry murmurs.