Monday, July 24, 2006

Gay people aren't like microwaves:

Candace Gingrich, the younger sister of former Republican U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., stressed the importance of defeating the measure that Virginians will decide on Nov. 7.


When she came out and revealed her homosexuality to her 60-year-old mother in the mid-1980s, Gingrich recalled, "she took a deep breath and said, 'Well, you're going to have to give your dad and I some time to get used to that because when we were growing up, they didn't have gay people.'" as the audience broke into laughter.

"I explained to Mom that it wasn't like color television or microwaves -- there were gay people when she was growing up; she just didn't know they were gay people."

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