Newt Gingrich believes in traditional marriage
Man who left his first wife when she had cancer and his second wife because he was screwing a co-worker says he supports “traditional” marriage.
According to the Associated Press, ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told an audience at UGA’s law school yesterday that Friday’s Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in that state was “outrageously wrong.” Gingrich, according to the report, told the audience he supports “traditional” marriage.
How does Gingrich define “traditional” marriage?
Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich’s relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is.
His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn’t remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery.
Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.
Will someone please tell those pesky gays to stop wrecking Gingrich’s beloved traditions? Hasn’t the guy suffered enough?
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