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Newt Gingrich: The Republican Party needs to accept the ‘reality’ of same-sex marriage

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  1. “gay relationships will be legal” – is that the real quote?!

  2. Gingrich has always been a power-hungry opportunist. But he is quite right, the tipping point has been reached and the momentum towards equality can only accelerate.

    However, his time has passed and the GOP will only become increasingly more radicalized – as a consequences of embracing the “Southern Strategy” and getting into bed with the evangelical fringe, they are probably no longer capable of the acceptance that he calls for.

    I mean good grief, not satisfied with offending minority groups (including LGBT) they took on the majority and disdained women in an act of utter political seppuku. And although they failed, are already trying to push anti-woman legislation through the lame duck sessions in legislatures that they LOST.

    I imagine that the GOP will go extinct before it can ever make the kind of policy change required.

    And nothing of value will be lost.

  3. Nixi Otemba Bongers 20 Dec 2012, 6:22pm

    Repus dealing with reality? I dont beliève it

    1. Nixi Otemba Bongers 20 Dec 2012, 6:23pm

      Repubs, sorry

      1. Measure twice, cut once.

      2. But they are puss-filled, aren’t they!

  4. “I didn’t think that was inevitable 10 or 15 years ago, when we passed the Defense of Marriage Act,” he said. “It didn’t seem at the time to be anything like as big a wave of change as we are now seeing.”

    What you mean is you didn’t see it and now you realise the republicans are finished, unless they change this.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Dec 2012, 8:38pm

    A pity those bigoted Tory backbenchers can’t come to the same conclusion. Who would have thought we’d be hearing this from a right winger, a recent convert to catholicism.

  6. That There Other David 20 Dec 2012, 9:24pm

    This is actually big news. If even right-wing icons like Gingrich are beginning to concede the pace of change across the USA is going to break the sound barrier. I reckon 2013 will see more than 5 states equalise marriage, possibly closer to 10.

    1. GulliverUK 20 Dec 2012, 9:45pm

      Glenn Beck was the other big news this last week or so, saying equal marriage wasn’t a big deal, as long as it didn’t damage his marriage. But when you look back over the last few years he’s been moving in that direction. When O’Reilly of Fox asked if Gay Marriage was the biggest threat to the country, he shocked O’Reilly by saying he didn’t think it was. I think that was from 2010, and the recent remarks were posted in the New York Times, but reported widely.

  7. Their conviction is absolute. It’s no longer political beneficial to be anti-gay so their conviction in this respect has been abandoned. You have to admire principles like that. Don’t you? “Gays are evil, unnatural, against the word of God and an abomination – at least I thought so until this latest poll. Now they’re fine. I’m breaking out my assless chaps as we speak”

  8. Rick Santorum is next?

  9. Another attempt by Conservatives to win young and LGBT votes. Sorry if i sound suspicious.

  10. Rick Santorum will never come around nor will the wing of the party that supports him. With any luck, he will win the nomination in 2016, guaranteeing the election of the next Democratic nominee (hopefully Hillary!).

    1. Its ok I predict Rick will be caught one day in a seedy hotel room wearing cuffs and chaps,and nothin else.and his handler will know just what to do to him to satisfy his every homosexual fantasy. Like all the rest.

  11. If he’s being sincere and not doing it for political gamesmanship (which I doubt), then maybe the Maya were right and we are all just waking up in a new life.

  12. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 23 Dec 2012, 6:24am

    What Newt Gingrich actually has a brain, who would have thought!?

    He has finally seen the light and seeing the right side of history!

    He the past he has said some of the stupidest things about same sex marriages!

  13. benpinwang 28 Dec 2012, 5:22pm

    That’s the point and he said it, neither a church wedding or a private ceremony has a place in the state if you can’t register it by law, and that’s what gay marriage is fighting for. We need equal rights and protection for our commitment to love and our loved ones. Religious beliefs are just beliefs, we all have free will to believe in anything, and the beliefs have no place to set up a law.

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