GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered his views on same-sex marriage to an audience in Fort Dodge, Iowa today. “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Gingrich said, reiterating the cookie-cutter position of almost every candidate in the field. However, the Des Moines Register reports that he added this little tid-bit: “I think this is a temporary aberration that will dissipate”:
“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman,” Gingrich said. “It has been for all of recorded history and I think this is a temporary aberration that will dissipate. I think that it is just fundamentally goes against everything we know.”
Given his own marital history, Gingrich’s belief in the solvent nature of same-sex marriage is mildly amusing. But Gingrich is liable to lash out at marriage equality in anyway he can, including blaming it for the nation’s economic woes.
Unfortunately for Gingrich, this “aberration” is slowly becoming a mainstay in American society. This year marks the first time a majority of Americans actually favor legal gay marriage. But, perhaps the will of the American people is yet another “aberration” he need not concern himself with.