Tony Perkins: If 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Abandons Marriage, We’ll Create a Third Party

The Hill reports that same-sex marriage makes the 2016 Republican field "fraught with danger" for any candidate:

Perkins“Any presidential candidate seeking the Republican Party nomination in 2016 has to be very careful not to poke a stick in the eye of that base vote in any state,” said Gary Marx, executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

If the Republican party “abandons marriage evangelicals will either sit the elections out completely — or move to create a third party,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “Either option puts Republicans on the path to a permanent minority.”