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Gingrich Endorses Gay Marriage

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."

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  • fish||

    Not that I disagree with his conclusion but one has to wonder if he would have made it had the direction of national opinion been different.

    Gingrich is a fat opportunist.... nothing more!

  • dunlap||

    Then how is his conclusion any different from most everyone else's? Generally, unless they're religious, people get their moral direction from cultural trends.

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