Saturday, October 01, 2011

'Gay Marriage' a 'Temporary Aberration:' Newt Gingrich

“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman. It has been for all of recorded history and I think this is a temporary aberration that will dissipate. I think that it is just fundamentally goes against everything we know.”

For background, read Iowans Rally for Marriage - Gingrich 'Buys In' and also read Presidential Candidates: Abortion & Marriage Top Issues as well as Presidential Candidates Address Christian America

-- From "Gingrich: Same-sex marriage is a ‘temporary aberration’" by Jason Clayworth, The Des Moines Register 9/30/11

Gingrich, who has been married three times and has previously admitted to being a past adulterer, made the statement in response to a question from the audience during an event he held at a Best Western hotel conference room.

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From "Newt Gingrich: Gay Marriage A 'Temporary Aberration'" reported by The Huffington Post 9/30/11

It's not the first time Gingrich -- who has been married three times -- has made contentious statements about gay marriage. In June, when New York became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, Gingrich spoke out against the legislative achievement. “I think we are drifting towards a terrible muddle which I think is going to be very, very difficult and painful to work our way out of,” he said at the time, according to Reuters.

Gingrich linked same-sex marriage to the country's economic troubles in an interview in August.

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From "Gingrich Calls Same-Sex Marriage a ‘Temporary Aberration’" by Arlette Saenz, ABC News 9/30/11

The thrice-married Gingrich helped corral $150,000 last March to conservative groups fighting against the Iowa judges who repealed the state’s gay marriage ban.

Gingrich’s own half-sister Candace Gingrich-Jones is a lesbian in a same-sex marriage, and in 2008, she wrote a letter to her brother saying his views on gay marriage are out of touch.

Gingrich, who helped sponsor the Defense of Marriage Act while he was in the House, chided President Obama last February when he decided to stop defending DOMA in federal courts.

“The president is replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama,” Gingrich said. “The president swore an oath on the Bible to ensure that the laws be faithfully executed, not to decide which laws are and which are not constitutional.”

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