Candace Gingrich-Jones, LGBT Humanist Pride Award

Yes. She’s Newt’s sister. Also author of a 1996 memoir, Accidental Activist.

Gingrich-Jones held ignorance and religion to be the main obstacles to marriage equality. Many Americans have a “gut reaction” against gay marriage, which kind of freaks them out. However, she said, marriage doesn’t actually have much to do with religion – rather, it’s really about loving couples making families and taking care of each other. But she acknowledged that as the issue has been aired through ongoing dialog, the old ingrained prejudice is dissolving, and today a majority of Americans say gay marriage should be legal.



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