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Newt Gingrich’s gay half-sister will vote for Obama, she says

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Candace Gingrich-Jones. // Photo credit: MSNBC

Blood may be thicker than water, but it won’t help Newt Gingrich get more votes now that his sister has announced she will vote for President Obama in the next election.

“He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues,” Candace Gingrich-Jones told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Gingrich-Jones, 45, is Newt’s gay half sister, and an activist at the Human Rights Campaign. She invited her brother to her same-sex wedding, but he had declined to attend. Despite the perceived bad blood between the two, Gingrich-Jones says her and her half-brother are “mutually respectful” of each other. Either way, she explained that her vote will go to President Obama regardless of which other candidates are vying for a nod.

Newt had previously explained he “believe[s] that marriage is between a man and woman…It has been for all of recorded history.”

“At the end of the day, we are a family and that’s important,” she said, according to MSNBC. “The catch is that when we leave the dinner table or leave the Christmas gathering, you know he and [his wife\] Callista still have way more rights than my wife and Rebecca and I do.”



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