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Newt Gingrich's Lesbian Half-Sister Candace Tells Rachel Maddow She's Supporting Obama: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow spoke with Newt Gingrich's half-sister Candace Jones-Gingrich that she's supporting Obama because of Newt's position on gay rights.

"He's definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues."

Candace says that although he was invited, Newt did not attend her wedding.


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Gingrich's Lesbian Half-Sister Says LGBT Issues 'No Longer Red Meat' for Newt, and He Socializes with Gay People

Candace Gingrich-Jones, the lesbian half-sister of Newt Gingrich, tells the Huffington Post that her half-brother has changed and that influence from his wife Callista has made LGBT issues "no longer ... a red meat issue for him politically."

Candace_gingrich Candace says that Newt regularly hangs out with a bunch of different gay people, the HuffPost's Andrea Stone reports:

Speaking for two-and-a-half hours at the headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign -- the gay advocacy group where she went to work soon after Gingrich led the Republican Revolution in the House -- Gingrich-Jones described a less strident older brother.

She said Gingrich has gone to Green Bay Packers football games with a lesbian couple who are longtime friends of Callista, who hails from Wisconsin. The couple's social circle includes Steve Gunderson, an openly gay former Republican congressman for whom Callista once worked. And Gingrich recently attended a matinee of a play based on the true story of a child custody dispute between two former lesbian lovers, one of whom became an evangelical Christian and declared she was straight. That play, "She Said/She Said," was a thesis project written by Rebecca Gingrich-Jones, who married Candace Gingrich in Boston in August 2009. At a lunch after the play, Gingrich "was very complimentary," though he ultimately turned down an invitation to Rebecca's graduation, which took place two months later.

However, earlier this year, it was reported that Newt Gingrich arranged $200,000 in seed money for anti-gay groups working to oust three pro-equality Supreme Court justices. That amount later rose to $350,000.

Newt also sat down with hate group leader Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association to describe how he would "slow down the homosexual agenda" if he were elected to office.

Candace also says her half-brother won't quit over his staff exodus.

Candace Gingrich Defends Harry Knox from Her Brother Newt


Candace Gingrich appeared on MSNBC's The Ed Show on Friday to discuss her brother Newt's reaction to Obama's appointment of HRC Religion and Faith Director Harry Knox to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Newt appeared on Greta van Susteren's show and slammed Knox as "an anti-religious, left-wing zealot." Candace, in a follow-up to this column last week on the Huffington Post, talked about the right-wing disconnect and the useless language of the 90's that Newt is still spewing.

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Keith Olbermann Keeps Focus on Prop 8, Talks to Candace Gingrich


Candace Gingrich appeared last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Proposition 8 and the letter she wrote to her brother, Newt, after he appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and said, "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion." (video below, right)

Wrote Candace to Newt: "The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it as -- and we embrace what it can be. You, on the other hand, seem incapable of looking for new ideas or moving beyond what worked in the past. Welcome to the 21st century, big bro. I can understand why you're so afraid of the energy that has been unleashed after gay and lesbian couples had their rights stripped away from them by a hateful campaign. I can see why you're sounding the alarm against the activists who use all the latest tech tools to build these rallies from the ground up in cities across the country."

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