Counselor-turned-conservative-commentator Dr. Laura Schlessinger once caused raised eyebrows for opposing gay marriage, but she may have intimated a shift Wednesday on “Larry King Live.”
Discussing the recent gay marriage wins in Iowa and Vermont, Dr. Laura told the CNN talk-show host that she thinks committed same-sex relationships are both “beautiful” and “healthy.”
KING: Basically, five states now say you can have it [same-sex marriages]. What do you think of that? What are you laughing at?
SCHLESSINGER: Well, I don’t have much of an opinion on it.
KING: You have no opinion on it?
SCHLESSINGER: Not much, no.
KING: But you’ve always favored that marriage must be between a man and woman.
SCHLESSINGER: I’m very big on human beings finding love, attachment and commitment and being faithful to it, because there’s more to benefit when there is real, true commitment and faithfulness to it. I still believe, as just every president has, and all the people who ran for office, that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. So not calling it marriage works for me. But that two people would have that sort of commitment to me is a very healthy and very positive thing in their lives and society as a whole.
KING: So, you favor marriage between a man and a woman, but you applaud the fact that even people of the same sex can have that kind of commitment to each other.
SCHLESSINGER: That’s a beautiful thing and a healthy thing.
Here’s the video of that exchange, via Huffington Post:
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