Newt Gingrich allows that while gay marriage is still of the devil, at least Washington and Maryland did it democratically, rather than by out of control activist judges.
“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,” Gingrich said when asked about the votes in Washington state and Maryland. “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.”
The issue is a tricky balance between federalism and conservative Christian philosophy that tripped up former presidential hopeful, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, last year. After New York approved same-sex marriage, Perry said it was “fine by me” in July because it was a states’ rights issue. Perry quickly clarified his position in an interview with the Family Research Council: “Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn’t changed.”
I bet the FRC doesn’t come after Gingrich the way they did Rick Perry. But we can hope.