Newt Gingrich's lesbian half-sister
Candace Gingrich-Jones says she is disappointed that he signed a
pledge to work against gay marriage.
Last week, Gingrich vowed to defend the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and remain faithful to his third wife,
Callista, in agreeing to the principles behind The Family Leader's
controversial 14-point anti-gay marriage pledge.
Gingrich did not sign the pledge, but
in a written statement to the Iowa-based group headed by Bob Vander
Plaats, Gingrich promised he would “defend and strengthen the
“As President, I will vigorously
enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted under my
leadership as Speaker of the House, and ensure compliance with its
provisions, especially in the military. I will also aggressively
defend the constitutionality of DOMA in federal and state courts. I
will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining
marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for
ratification. I will also oppose any judicial, bureaucratic or
legislative effort to define marriage in any manner other than as
between one man and one woman,” Gingrich wrote.
in the week, he signed the National Organization for Marriage's
(NOM) 5-point pledge to work against marriage equality.
“I am disappointed that he has
succumbed to the Family Leader and this pledge, even though he didn't
sign it,” Gingrich-Jones told gay glossy The
Advocate during a wide-ranging interview.
Gingrich's half-sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, says she'll vote for