It’s not always easy to babysit money of a very famous politician.
But, perhaps, especially if you’re a lesbian and your brother is one of the nation’s leading right-wing conservatives.
In 1994 a republican wave took over Congress, and Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House.
And suddenly, his half-sister Candace — who pronounces the family name “Ging-rick” — found themselves, as they later described it, as an “accidental activist.”
I met them in 1996, just as the issue of same-sex marriage was being debated in Congress and the courts. You’ll hear about that in this interview.
You may also hear some terminology which sounds a little dated. The term “LGBTQ” wasnot yet in wide usage, and as a result, is not heard here.
So here now, from 1996, Candace Gingrich:
Candace Gingrich celebrated their 55th birthday last week, and is married to Kelly Cassidy, a member of the Illinois state legislature.
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