Newt Gingrich's Gay Half-Sister Will Vote for Barack Obama

Last night, Candace Gingrich-Jones, the gay half-sister of Newt Gingrich, appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to talk about politics, gay rights, and Gingrich himself, whom she's (not surprisingly) clashed with over the years, though they've always been "mutually respectful," she says. "The catch is that when we leave the dinner table or leave the Christmas gathering, you know he and Callista still have way more rights than my wife and Rebecca and I do."

Gingrich-Jones is a director at the Human Rights Campaign, a gay advocacy group, and says that Newt "is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues" and that she will "work really, really hard to make sure that President Obama is re-elected next year no matter who the Republican candidate is."

For the record: Newt did not attend Gingrich-Jones' wedding, though he did send a gift, she told Maddow.

For the record, also: It's pronounced "Ging-rick."

Watch the full interview above.

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Newt is an idiot, as are all Republicans....  "Newt" who the hell would name their kid Newt/  Really??  Who would even want to be Republican!!  Money mongers and old people...that's it.

bbf
bbf

As someone originally posted:  If you voted for Obama to  prove you're not a racist...this time vote for anyone else...to prove you're not an idiot.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Yeah, don't vote Republican

Al Tango
Al Tango

There are a few reasonably intelligent gays, so gay is not proof of stupidity but voting for Obama is.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Your comment is proof of stupidity!  

Blokzhyvlennja
Blokzhyvlennja

   Is this shocking to anyone? Family members often have differing political views. For what it's worth, I don't think Obama has been all that great when it comes to the issue of gay marriage. The media tries to make gay marriage a GOP/Dem issue but it seems to me that younger people of both parties are open to gay marriage while older people tend to be against it.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Old, worn out, 1930's in office Republicans are IDIOTS!  Die already, please!

Paolo
Paolo

 Agreed. You can be totally ok with gay marriage and still believe people should be fiscally responsible and self-sufficient.

roebling
roebling

So, she's voting with her crotch.  That's news?  

Doless
Doless

Michael Moore lost some weight

ZingMoo
ZingMoo

lol, you have to admit dude, those guys are pretty funny.www.Ultimate-Privacy[dot]Net

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