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.