05/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dr. Laura: Gay Marriage A "Beautiful Thing And A Healthy Thing"

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, conservative talk show host and author, talked with Larry King on Thursday and insinuated that while she's no supporter of gay marriage, she supports same-sex relationships as a "very healthy and very positive thing."

Discussing the recent court decisions to legalize gay marriage in Vermont and Iowa, Schlessinger told King she didn't have an opinion on the matter, but King questioned whether she was going back on her previous opposition to same-sex marriage.

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 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.