Gingrich: Gay Marriage Inevitable ... and All Good!

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Former House Speaker and White House hopeful Newt Gingrich made a surprising admission, saying gay marriage is both inevitable and okay by him.

Legalization of same-sex marriage in three states in 2012's election changed the landscape, and conservatives have to come to terms with it, he said.

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“It is in every family, in every community." he said. "The momentum is clearly in the direction of 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 are going to be legal, period.”

The thrice-married Newt Gingrich, a Republican social conservative, said he recognizes the distinction between religious and civil marriage.

He and his Roman Catholic church consider the former to be limited to heterosexuals, but he has no problem with legal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

This is a significant departure for Gingrich; just this year, while seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he opposed gay marriage.

Stridently, in fact.

“The effort to create alternatives to marriage between a man and a woman are natural pagan behaviors, but they are a fundamental violation of our civilization,” he said.

He also signed an Iowa conservative group’s pledge to back the Defense of Marriage Act and to seek a Constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage.

A lot has changed since then, he said, both politically and personally.

He spoke kindly of his lesbian half-sister, LGBT activist Candace Gingrich, and of gay friends who’ve gotten married in Iowa, where gay marriage is legal.

Public opinion has shifted in favor of equality, he said, and the GOP could end up on the wrong side of history if it continues to fight the inevitable.

“I didn’t think [gay marriage] was inevitable 10-15 years ago,” he said. “It didn’t seem at the time to be anything like the wave of change we are now seeing.”

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This is sick and repulsive. Being a fudge packing queer is SICK and so is Newt!

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65% of what? Statics can and are made to say what the author desires. If all child molesters vote that it is ok to molest children does that make it ok? If 65% of practicaly no representation of "ALL" to populace says child molesting is ok does that make it the law of the land? Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newt is smart enough to recognize "60% majority victory". Are you?

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@ Name

God's law says Homosexual lifestyle is a sin - leave out the part of the equation that deals with God and the homosexual lifestyle is still disgusting. The lifestyle goes against nature, against decency, against the family. I guess all of those who agree with it feel that if a person is inclined to kill others it isn't his/her fault so it's ok - same sick reasoning.

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@ HeDOG

Goes against nature? Homosexuality exists in hundreds of species across the animal kingdom. Homophobia exists in one. Which one is 'unnatural'? You need to actually go outside and experience things instead of guessing what gay people do. The simple fact that you call being gay a 'lifestyle' shows how unintelligent you are. Are drug users and priests the same lifestyle because they're heterosexual? And lastly, your God is make-believe. Sorry.

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@ HeDOG

What's sick is your disrespect for people. It's disgusting that you would compare being gay to a murderer. Think about it, if someone is gay, they're gay and go about life only asking for the respect deserved by everyone. A murderer takes away innocent lives and causes harm. Where's the correlation in that? And honestly, it's people like you who are against the family, because you're against families headed by a gay couple. They're still a family, and no one is asking that families headed by straight couples change one bit. Live and let live, is that so hard?