Giuliani to GOP: 'Get Out of People's Bedrooms'
Former mayor says GOP needs to focus on the fiscal
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2011 7:44 AM CDT
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks attends a Republican luncheon, Thursday, June 2, 2011, in North Conway, N.H.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani caused a stir yesterday when he told Candy Crowley that the GOP should stop focusing on gay marriage. "I think the Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people's bedrooms and let these things get decided by states," he said in the CNN interview. "We'd be a much more successful political party if we stuck to our economic, conservative roots."

Giuliani said he personally opposes gay marriage, but can "live with it" being legalized in New York. "I think it's wrong," he said. "I see more harm, however, by dwelling so much on this subject of gays and lesbians and whether it's right or wrong in politics." Over the course of the interview, Giuliani also said he hadn't yet decided whether or not to run for president, and chided Washington for playing politics with the debt ceiling. "This is too big an issue to play chicken with," he said.