Newt Gingrich the Latest Leading Republican to Call for GOP Movement on Marriage

December 20, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) - Saying that the issue of same-sex marriage "is in every family" and community, and that "momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some way to... accommodate and deal with reality," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is the latest leading Republican to strongly suggest that the GOP reconcile itself to the freedom to marry.

"Log Cabin Republicans welcome former Speaker Newt Gingrich's remarks calling for a Republican reality check on marriage. Gingrich speaks for many Republicans who are concerned about our party's future, and who are ready to accept the freedom to marry matters to many Americans, gay and straight," said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. "As Gingrich noted, LGBT people are part of every family and every community, and the time has come for greater inclusion. It is particularly important and welcome to hear that Gingrich now understands the difference between church ceremonies and a civil marriage license, and that equality is no threat to religious freedom."