CHUCK TODD (HOST): Let me ask you on gay marriage. Could you support a Republican presidential candidate some day who supported same-sex marriage?
FLAKE: Oh, I think that’s inevitable. There will be one and he will receive bipartisan support — or she will. So I think that yes, the answer is yes.
TODD: And where are you on this issue, you say it’s inevitable. Are you — Lisa Murkowski, a Republican colleague of yours called it evolving on the issue. Are you evolving to use her words on this issue?
FLAKE: I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman I still hold to the traditional definition of marriage.
TODD: Is there something that you — are you thinking about it? Can you imagine changing your position before you left the U.S. Senate?
FLAKE: I can’t. I tell you, in the past I’ve supported repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I’ve supported the [The Employment] Nondiscrimination Act as well, but I hold to the traditional definition of marriage.
Although support for marriage equality has risen at an amazing rate across all demographics, I think it will be a while before the GOP actually chooses a presidential candidate who supports same-sex marriage.
I appreciate Sen. Flake's support on ENDA and the repeal of DADT, but he clearly could use a little more "evolution" on the topic of marriage equality.