Donald Rumsfeld on Gay Marriage and Civil Rights: ‘I Just Don’t Equate the Two’ (VIDEO)

Appearing with Larry King this Monday, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seemed to suggest that he’s opposed to gay marriage, echoing the rhetoric used by many on the religious right, suggesting that letting gays marry will lead to polygamy.

“I listen to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, ‘well, what’s next after that?’ Is it two people? Three people?”

King interjected, reminding Rumsfeld of what a strong supporter of civil rights he was when he was in Congress. “You bet I was,” Rumsfeld responded. “And I was proud of the work the Congress did in the 1964 legislation and the 1965 legislation. I guess I just don’t equate the two.”

Watch an excerpt of Rumsfeld’s interview with Larry King in the video below.



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    Bob Cull

    May 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Let me see if I have this straight (no pun intended), Rummy. You are in favor of equal rights for some people but not for all people, is that what you’re saying? Sure sounds like it to me. Which groups are worthy of inclusion and which are not? Don’t waffle, tell us who it is that we leave out. Never have liked him, he is a blatantly arrogant bastard and like all of them he has zero to be arrogant about. I’ll bet that Justice you refer to was Scalia, the man who doesn’t think that merely proving innocence is not sufficient grounds to overturn a wrongful conviction. Another pillar of society.

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    May 24, 2013 at 1:06 am

    He must have forgotten that Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints already allow polygamy.

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    Paula M Smolik

    May 25, 2013 at 1:34 am

    “What’s next after that? Is it two people?” ha ha ha I hope so!

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