After Pat Robertson endorsed Rudy Giuliani, the waiting game began for those of us who believe in a strong separation between church and state: just how will Rudy return the favor? He's already pledged to appoint Supreme Court Justices like Scalia to the Court. Now we also see him begin change his position on gay rights. Is this a pay back to Robertson or just a simple kowtow to right wing voters?
The answer is less relevant than what the question says about the modern day Republican party: it continues to be dominated by extremist elements in the religious right.
More on Giuliani from Mathew E. Berger of National Journal:
... But there are recent signs that Giuliani's comfort level with homosexuality is changing. Asked on NBC's Meet the Press on December 9 whether homosexuality was aberrant, Giuliani responded, "My moral views on this come from, you know, the Catholic Church, and I believe that homosexuality, heterosexuality as a, as a way that somebody leads their life is not, isn't sinful. It's the acts, it's the various acts that people perform that are sinful, not the, not the orientation that they have." He went on to lump himself in the same category, noting, "I've had my own sins that I've had to confess and had to deal with and try to overcome."