Newt Gingrich on Gay Marriage
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.
In April of 2002, Congressman Gingrich was interviewed by Time Magazine and was asked about the subject of gay marriage.
YOUR HALF SISTER, CANDACE, IS GAY. ROSIE O'DONNELL, WHO HAS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET, SAYS GAYS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ADOPT CHILDREN. SHOULD THEY?
There are a lot of practical relationships that we ought to find a way to accommodate. If your partner ends up in the hospital, there ought to be some ability to visit that partner. But I'm not in favor of creating the notion of gay marriage or gay adoption.
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.
I believe the House Republicans next week should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath, and they should say if he fails to do so that they will zero out [defund] the office of attorney general and take other steps as necessary until the president agrees to do his job," said Gingrich. "His job is to enforce the rule of law and for us to start replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama is a very dangerous precedent.
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.
 Website: Right Wing News Article: Interview with Newt Gingrich Author: NA Accessed on: 05/12/2011
 Website: The American View Article: Exclusive “American View” Interview: Newt Gingrich On Abortion, Homosexuality, Biblical Government; Author: NA Accessed on: 05/14/2011
 Website: US News Article: Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gay Marriage Reversal Author: PAUL BEDARD Accessed on: 05/18/2011
 Website: Time Magazine Article: 10 Questions for Newt Gingrich Author: DOUGLAS WALLER Accessed on: 05/18/2011