Apparently Newt Gingrich thinks its ok to muddle his previous marriages, but disagrees with same-sex marriages.
In my opinion states opposing same-sex marriages are no different from the states who opposed inter-racial marriage in the past by imposing miscegenation laws. Those states who enacted miscegenation laws were just plain wrong as demonstrated in the civil rights case of Loving v. Virginia, which The Supreme Court settled in 1967.
I’m sure the southern born Newt Gingrich would have opposed inter-racial marriages as well had he been a legislator back then.
Newt Gingrich, who’s married to his third wife, said this weekend that the U.S. was “drifting towards a terrible muddle” by not limiting marriage to members of the opposite sex, Reuters reported.
But he drew a distinction between Iowa, where the Supreme Court essentially legalized gay marriage, and New York, where elected representatives did.
“Iowa was a very different case from New York,” Gingrich said, according to reporter O. Kay Henderson.
“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.”
“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,” Gingrich said.
- Gingrich and Bachmann Call For Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage (jonathanturley.org)
- Political roundup: Would gay marriage be legalized in Pennsylvania? (pennlive.com)
- Reason Morning Links: Jon Huntsman on Gay Marriage, Newt Gingrich on the Fed, Scott Walker on Craft Beer (reason.com)
- Newt Gingrich: Obama Is So Bad, Black People Will Vote Republican (theoraclemagnews.wordpress.com)