Newt Gingrich, in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, agreed with the false claim that redefined marriage is "inevitable" and that those who believe in marriage as the union of husband and wife should compromise the truth of marriage.
Frank Schubert, NOM's National Political Director, responds below:
"Newt Gingrich has provided valuable public service to America. As a candidate he signed NOM’s pledge to take action as president to preserve marriage.
But sometimes good men say stupid things, and this is one of those times.
Gingrich’s conclusion that gay “marriage” is inevitable is ridiculous. His comments suggest the results of marriage races in Maine, Maryland and Washington, which allowed three deep-blue states to endorse redefining marriage means that it is inevitable. I wonder if the Speaker also thinks that the Republican Party is doomed and can never again win a national election. After all, marriage performed, on average, 6.6 points better than did the Republican ticket in these very Democratic states.
Yes, we are disappointed with the election results, but let us not overstate their importance. By an overwhelming 60% margin (according to a national survey conducted by Gingrich’s own pollster, Kellyanne Conway), the American people continue to believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Gay “marriage” is no more inevitable than is permanent Democratic control of the White House.
Finally, I trust Newt understands that gay relationships are already 'legal' in all 50 states. Our challenge is to ensure that marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman remains defined as such in our nation's laws."