The only thing keeping Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign alive at this point, apart from evil cartoon billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is the hope that he can capture the elusive Southern evangelical vote.
But that might prove more difficult for Newt now that he's basically endorsed gay marriage. Whoops…
With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote…
"I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I was but at least they're doing it the right way."
Failed candidate Rick Perry made the same mistake last summer when he accidentally told the truth and said New York's gay marriage vote was "fine with [him]." You see, conservatives are all for states' rights, as long as you don't give any of those rights to gays.
Of course, Newt's statement in support of gay marriage referenda doesn't mean he actually approves of the LGBT community. He just really, really likes marriage. Straight marriage, gay marriage, short marriage, long marriage, creepy marriage to a much younger mistress—he loves it all. Especially if a giant cake is involved.
For Newt, "marriage equality" isn't about giving gay men and women an equal opportunity to experience the joys of matrimony. It means giving himself the opportunity to marry as many women as he wants.
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