Rumsfeld Suggests Gay Marriage Could Lead To Polygamy

Watch: In an interview this week with Larry King, Donald Rumsfeld tap-danced around the question of whether same-sex partners should be allowed to marry and suggested he feared it could lead to polygamy.

Even though Donald Rumsfeld opposed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the former Defense Secretary won’t say whether he supports gay marriage, although it seems safe to conclude that he does not. In an interview this week with Larry King, Rumsfeld tap-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. Rumsfeld also said that he doesn’t equate the fight for gay rights today with the civil-rights movement of the 1960s.

I don't know why anyone wants to have Rumsfeld on the tee-vee to talk about anything. He's the guy who -- when speaking about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- said: "We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."

So, which Supreme Court justice do you think Rummy was quoting?

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