Rumsfeld Claims Gay Marriage Could Lead to Polygamy

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Capitol Hill, June 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on ''The Law of the Sea Convention'' which defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Even though Donald Rumsfeld opposed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the former Defense Secretary won’t say whether he supports gay marriage. In an interview with Larry King, Rumseld danced around the question of whether same-sex partners should be allowed to marry and suggested he feared it could lead to polygamy. "You know, I'm, I guess, of a generation that I don't—I wonder—I listened to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, ‘Well what’s next after that? Is it two people, three people?’” he told King. Rumseld also said that he doesn’t equate the fight for gay rights today with the civil-rights movement of the 1960s. 

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