While refraining from an endorsement of same sex marriage, Gingrich has declared civil marriage equality a 'reality' that momentum favors. This is in contrast to recent remarks stating that gay marriage is a 'temporary aberration.'
What prompted this turn of view? His lesbian sister Candice? His married gay friends in Iowa? This year's elections? Who knows?
But this is a sign that GOP leaders are willing to accept a place for gays in civil marriage, or at least accept the movement's inevitable change on America's legal and social fabric.