Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is throwing in the towel on the issue of gay marriage. He said “it is now inevitable” that “the issue is lost” for social conservatives.

Many people who oppose gay marriage have “no animosity” towards gay people at all but want to preserve their values, Limbaugh explained. He went on to say that it appears gay marriage will be legalized at the federal level in the future.

The left, he added, has been successful at labeling anyone who opposes gay marriage a “bigot.”

“We lost the issue when we started allowing the word ‘marriage’ to be bastardized and redefined,” he said.

Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo:

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