Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Thursday blamed teachers for the growing acceptance of same sex marriage, according to Right Wing Watch.
“I think ultimately we’re going to have to have a federal amendment because at the rate we’re going, you might be able to pass a federal law, but at the rate we’re going it’s going to be just chaos, you’re going to have some states that say it’s all right and other states that say it’s not all right,” he said during a conference call with the Gingrich Faith Leaders Coalition.
“How are people going to travel, what are their legal rights, it is a mess,” Gingrich continued. “I think if we are going to defend marriage in the end it will probably require a federal law.”
The federal government does not recognize same sex marriages but Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Washington and the District of Columbia allow same sex couples to marry.
Gingrich, along with Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, have vowed to support a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
A woman on the conference call told Gingrich that same sex marriage would eventually lead to people to marry dogs.
“Remember we have now had a whole two generations of teachers who explained to us ‘you shouldn’t render moral judgment, after all it’s all situation ethics, who are we to decide,’ and that’s been a major problem,” Gingrich responded.
Listen to audio, courtesy of Right Wing Watch, below: