In the weeks since Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher left the Republican Party, he’s made a point of saying that none of his positions have changed. You can see evidence of that when you compare his stances on hot-button city issues with his GOP-endorsed mayoral opponent, Carl DeMaio. There’s little difference between the two of them.
But on gay marriage there’s evidence that, even if Fletcher’s position hasn’t changed in recent years, he’s shifted in the way he talks about them.
Fletcher used to say that he was personally opposed to gay marriage, but didn’t believe government should play an active role in preventing it. Now, he says government should advocate for it.