Newt Gingrich is offering a new insight on the hot-button issue of gay marriage: Saying that it will go away.
“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman,” Gingrich said, the Des Moines Register reports. “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.”
Of course, comments like this might draw attention to the fact that Gingrich is himself an expert on the institution of marriage and its history. He is now on his third marriage, and he originally began seeing his current wife Callista by having an affair during his second marriage — at the same time as he was pursuing the impeachment of President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
This past March, Gingrich linked his past infidelity to how hard he was working — and his passion for America: “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”