Newt Gingrich: GOP Needs to Adjust Opinion on Gay Marriage
Republican politician Newt Gingrich, who earlier this year called for a Constitutional ban on gay marriage, is now saying the GOP needs to reevaluate its take on the matter.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the runner up for the Republican presidential nomination said the party needs to adjust to the shifting opinion in the general population regarding marriage equality.
He believes the Party needs to come to grips and accept a distinction between a “marriage in a church from a legal document issued by the state.”
“I think that this will be much more difficult than immigration for conservatism to come to grips with,” he told Huff Post. He noted the wins at the ballot for gay marriage in four states in the last election.
“It is in every family. It is in every community. 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.”
While campaigning to get the Republican nomination for president, Gingrich called gay marriage the “perfect example of what I mean by the rise of paganism.”