Pro-amendment forces have lined up a high-profile endorsement: Newt Gingrich. The former U.S. House speaker and still presidential candidate released a video today in support of the proposed state constitutional amendment on the May 8 ballot, which would only grant legal recognition to opposite-sex married couples.
“Marriage between a man and a woman is at the heart of our civilization,” Gingrich says in the video. “It’s a belief that is now under attack, yet it’s at the very core of defining who we are.”
Gingrich then lassos President Obama into the controversy, tying him to “what’s happening to our basic beliefs. There’s an effort by radicals at every level to change who we are, to change what America is and to change for our children into a future that I think will be much worse.”