Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shifted his position on marriage for same-sex couples this week, urging Republicans to heed public opinion and move toward acceptance of the freedom to marry.
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry released the following statement:
“Newt Gingrich’s new position shows that when conservatives truly examine their core values — family, individual freedom and limited government — we see that the freedom to marry is fundamentally in line with those beliefs.
“Our party must keep pace with the American people if it is to remain relevant in the political process, and as we saw in the recent election, we have some changes to make. Mr. Gingrich’s call for Republicans to acknowledge widespread support for equal treatment of all loving, committed couples is a good start. We hope other leading Republicans will follow suit.”