Newt Gingrich on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Sep 16, 2011

Summary

Congressman Gingrich is opposed to gay marriage and adoption by gay couples. He has stated that we should find ways to accommodate homosexual couples in situations such as hospital visits.

In interviews, Congressman Gingrich has stated that he supports the Defense of Marriage Act, but if that were to be shown to be unconstitutional to enforce then he would support an amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

In 2008, Congressman Gingrich supported California's Proposition 8, which sought to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

Time Interview

In April of 2002, Congressman Gingrich was interviewed by Time Magazine and was asked about the subject of gay marriage.

 

American View Interview

In 2005, Congressman Gingrich was interviewed by the American View. He was asked in that interview about gay marriage, adoption by gay couples, and allowing gay people to teach. He states that he is opposed to gay marriage and adoption, but OK with allowing homosexual teachers.

 

Support for Proposition 8

In August of 2008, Congressman Gingrich released a video in support of Proposition 8, the California measure to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

Right Wing News Interview

In 2010, Congressman Gingrich was interviewed by Right Wing News. He was asked about the need for a constitutional amendment concerning marriage and DOMA.

 

New Hampshire Debate

In June of 2011, Congressman Gingrich participated in the Presidential debate in New Hampshire. He noted his support for DOMA and stated that he would support reinstatement of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

 

Reaction to DOMA Finding

In February of 2011, Congressman Gingrich reacted to a statement made by President Obama that they would not defend DOMA by stating that House Republicans should enter a resolution instructing President Obama to do his job.

 

Palmetto Freedom Forum

In August of 2011, Congressman Gingrich participated in the Palmetto Freedom Forum, which was a discusssion by 5 presidential candidates concerning the constitution and political issues. He was asked about marriage  and spoke about the need to support traditional marriage and his support for a constitutional amendment.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

References

[1] Website: Right Wing News Article: Interview with Newt Gingrich Author: NA Accessed on: 05/12/2011

[2] Website: The American View Article: Exclusive “American View” Interview: Newt Gingrich On Abortion, Homosexuality, Biblical Government; Author: NA Accessed on: 05/14/2011

[3] Website: US News Article: Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gay Marriage Reversal Author: PAUL BEDARD Accessed on: 05/18/2011

[4] Website: Time Magazine Article: 10 Questions for Newt Gingrich Author: DOUGLAS WALLER Accessed on: 05/18/2011

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