Newt Gingrich Accepts 'Reality' of Same-Sex Marriage

Dec 24, 2012 Full story: EDGE 12

In an interview with the Huffington Post , former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that he can accept the reality of marriage equality and acknowledges that more Americans are coming to terms with same-sex marriage.

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Since: Jan 08

Portland, OR

#1 Dec 24, 2012
Newt wants to make a difference between a civil and a religious ceremony. Doesn't he know there are many churches that marry gay couples? And there are many straight marriages that just have a civil ceremony? Apparently not. Typical GOP, once a bigot, always...!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Dec 24, 2012
Who cares what he thinks ?! He's an ex-politician and a failed politician. Why should anyone care what he thinks ?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#3 Dec 24, 2012
Dubya wrote:
Newt wants to make a difference between a civil and a religious ceremony. Doesn't he know there are many churches that marry gay couples? And there are many straight marriages that just have a civil ceremony? Apparently not. Typical GOP, once a bigot, always...!
I actually think what Newt is saying is that the Republicans NEED to recognize the difference between a civil marriage and a religious marriage--a difference that already exists.

The problem isn't that there isn't a difference, it's that for too long the hate-mongers and religious communities (with it's HUGE overlap between those groups) have exploited the fact that very few Americans have any idea that there IS a difference.

That would require THINKING, and very few Americans are into that.... Why think about something when it's way more fun to be outraged by it??

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#4 Dec 24, 2012
eJohn wrote:
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I actually think what Newt is saying is that the Republicans NEED to recognize the difference between a civil marriage and a religious marriage--a difference that already exists.
The problem isn't that there isn't a difference, it's that for too long the hate-mongers and religious communities (with it's HUGE overlap between those groups) have exploited the fact that very few Americans have any idea that there IS a difference.
That would require THINKING, and very few Americans are into that.... Why think about something when it's way more fun to be outraged by it??
He's highly unpleasant, but smart and he saw the fiasco in November for the republicans. He is savy enough to realize what has happened in this country. It's not your father's republican party anymore.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#5 Dec 24, 2012
Remember in the 80s he was going on about families and all that,and then it comes out that he's a serial adulterer.

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#6 Dec 24, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Who cares what he thinks ?! He's an ex-politician and a failed politician. Why should anyone care what he thinks ?
Exactly!
Brad

Manchester, CT

#7 Dec 24, 2012
Dubya wrote:
Newt wants to make a difference between a civil and a religious ceremony. Doesn't he know there are many churches that marry gay couples? And there are many straight marriages that just have a civil ceremony? Apparently not. Typical GOP, once a bigot, always...!
And when Oblamer changed his stance to buy votes liberals said he evolved.
Typical double standard.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#8 Dec 24, 2012
Brad wrote:
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And when Oblamer changed his stance to buy votes liberals said he evolved.
Typical double standard.
Your prejudice fails to provide an accurate reflection of history.

Obama has always supported full equal rights. When running for president the first time, he said he wanted full equal rights under the term "civil unions" rather than "marriage", but acknowledged his beliefs were evolving. You fail to demonstrate any double standard.
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#9 Dec 24, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Your prejudice fails to provide an accurate reflection of history.
Obama has always supported full equal rights. When running for president the first time, he said he wanted full equal rights under the term "civil unions" rather than "marriage", but acknowledged his beliefs were evolving. You fail to demonstrate any double standard.
Intelligent and wonderfully succinct comment..
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#10 Dec 24, 2012
He could have remained silent on the subject.. His statement proves (at least) his mind is not a firmly and inexorably closed door to recent developments.. shows guts also..
Kitty Katz

Dallas, TX

#11 Dec 26, 2012
Hating gays doesn't buy as many votes as it once did.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#12 Dec 26, 2012
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Intelligent and wonderfully succinct comment..
Thanks.

I try to remain rational when faced with irrational prejudice, though it is often a challenge.

"No prejudice has even been able to prove its case in the court of reason” Marguerite Gardiner

Yet, unfortunately;

"Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument” Samuel Johnson

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