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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:10 PM

Newt Gingrich turns around on Gay Marriage?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/newt-gingrich-supports-reality-of-state-sanction

WASHINGTON Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he can accept the "reality" of marriage between same-sex couples as a "legal document issued by the state" as strong a sign as any that the landscape for marriage equality has changed dramatically in the past year.

"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 told The Huffington Post in a story published on Thursday.

Gingrich "continued to profess a belief that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman," Sam Stein and Jon Ward report, but "suggested that the party (and he himself) could accept a distinction between a 'marriage in a church from a legal document issued by the state' -- the latter being acceptable."

Of the change, though, Gingrich said, "I think that this will be much more difficult than immigration for conservatism to come to grips with."

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Reply Newt Gingrich turns around on Gay Marriage? (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 OP
libdem4life Dec 2012 #1
msanthrope Dec 2012 #2
Berlum Dec 2012 #3
Arugula Latte Dec 2012 #5
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #4
julian09 Dec 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #7
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #8

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:14 PM

1. Isn't it amazing how "noble" one can be when you happen to have a loved one in your family.

That's what yanks my chain about the Rs. Control, restrict, browbeat, humiliate ... oh, until "them" become "us. Then, well of course it's a different matter. Same with Dick Cheney. I think Newt's is a sister, but the one in Dick's family is a daughter.

Even Phyllis Schlafly...extreme RWCF Nutcase has a gay (and out) son.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. Look, to him, marriage is a man and a woman, and then another, younger woman, and then, another

younger woman.

Perhaps he's realized the hypocrisy of his views.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:23 PM

3. "Newtie does not do fidelity or integrity." - The Exes

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:30 PM

5. Isn't he still with Callista (#3)?

She of the unblinking eyes ...

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:25 PM

4. Must be planning ahead for that third divorce

Snark aside, it's good to see that even someone like Newt can get behind civil unions.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:02 PM

6. He is talking civil marriage

 

not church santioned.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:55 PM

7. Right. That's a good start.

I don't care what the church thinks, as long as gay couples have legal recognition and rights.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. Why would conservatism have a problem with it? I can see RW evangelicals and Catholics having

a problem, but RW evangelicals and Roman Catholics are not the same as conservatives.

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