Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Monday said proponents of gay marriage are winning because “they've made it about freedom” and “the principle of it is right.”

Beck's position on the issue has been difficult to interpret. He has previously said that the issue doesn't bother him, defended Rick Santorum's opposition and warned that such unions would impede religious freedom.

“Why have we been arguing about marriage?” Beck rhetorically asked his radio listeners. “We have been so foolish. It is not about gays. It's not about homosexuals. It's not about any of that. It is about freedom. And the reason why they've won is because they've made it about freedom. And freedom, everyone basically understands freedom.”

“And so the argument has been, 'Who are you to tell me what I can and cannot do?' And by saying, 'Well, because it always is.' What's happened? You've lost. And by doing so, by not turning into it soon enough, what's happened is you've been painted into a corner of a bigot.”

“That's why they've won. Because the principle of it is right … the principle is easy to understand.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)