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|Please, people — Newt Gingrich does not support gay marriage|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Monday, 27 June 2011 13:05|
Seriously, some people think Newt Gingrich is endorsing — at least kind of — gay marriage? So not true, people. Don’t be swayed by silly headlines.
The GOP presidential candidate and former Georgia congressman is being credited by some for perhaps going soft on the issue of gay marriage because the thrice married politician said this over the weekend in the wake of New York passing same-sex marriage legislation:
"Iowa was a very different case from New York," Gingrich said.
"I mean, Iowa was seven judges deciding that they would arbitrarily overturn the laws and the culture of the state of Iowa which is fundamentally different," Gingrich said. "I mean New York at least, whether you agree or disagree with the outcome, it is in the elected process and it is in the legislature and it is with the governor and that's the right venue."
So, should Gingrich become president, does that mean he just might take into account that the majority of Americans show they support marriage equality and say, you know what, it’s time to be on the right side of history?
Puhleeze, people. Don’t be so gullible.
Here’s what the Newt believes, will always believe, and if he ever becomes president you can be sure he will enforce:
"I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I think that's what marriage ought to be and I would like to find ways to defend that view as legitimately and effectively as possible," he said.
He also disagrees with Obama for not defending the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Reuters.
"I think the president should be, frankly, enforcing that act, and I think we are drifting toward a terrible muddle which I think is going to be very, very difficult and painful to work our way out of," he said.
So, please, if you fall for a headline saying Gingrinch now supports gay marriage, just consider the source. Gingrich is not an ally, and he will never be an ally. He is not our friend and his positions are no joking matter when it comes to a serious struggle for equality.
Top photo: GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich (via YouTube)
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