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Newt Gingrich Open Marriage: Tweeters Agree With Ex-Wife

First Posted: 01/19/12 06:52 PM ET Updated: 01/19/12 07:00 PM ET

Newt Gingrich landed in hot water Thursday when his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich revealed on "Nightline" that Newt had once asked her for an open marriage during their 19-year partnership. She said that he wanted to remain married to her while continuing to cheat with his now-wife, Callista Gingrich.

In the interview, set to air Thursday at 11:35pm EST, Marianne, who split from Newt in 1999, says she refused his request, adding: " That is not a marriage."

Given the GOP hopeful's conservative stance on marriage -- in September he said that marriage is between a man and a woman and called gay marriage a "temporary aberration" -- we asked the Twitterverse if they agree with the candidate's ex-wife. Overwhelmingly, they said yes.

Click through the slideshow below to see what Tweeters had to say.

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Filed by Stephanie Hallett  |