Newt Gingrich is OK with Gay Marriage.
Yes, the same Newt Gingrich who said that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was the result of godlessness in America, said today that marriage equality was inevitable and that he was OK with it. Yes, the same politician who signed a pledge earlier this year vowing to uphold the institution of marriage, believes that gay marriage will soon be legal across the country.
Gingrish told the Huffington Post:
“It is in every family … It is in every community. The momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some way to … accommodate and deal with reality. And the reality is going to be that in a number of American states — and it will be more after 2014 — gay relationships will be legal, period.”
Gingrich said that he didn’t personal believe in gay marriage but said that gay couples should be able to have the same rights as straight couples. Gingrich said that the Catholic church may not recognize gay marriage anytime soon but that the federal government would.
“I didn’t think that was inevitable 10 or 15 years ago, when we passed the Defense of Marriage Act … It didn’t seem at the time to be anything like as big a wave of change as we are now seeing.”
Gay marriage was legalized in three more states this November and the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two gay marriage cases this Summer.
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich? Is the legalization of gay marriage inevitable?