Just before railing against the Christian right’s objection to gay marriage — “That’s about as obnoxious a thing as has ever happened” — Cronkite was asked at the Ritz to what he attributed the longevity of his own marriage to Betsy.
“I do think one of the factors was we were of different sexes.” He looked delighted as the laughter billowed around the room. “That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have been happy to be married to several friends I had of the same sex,” he followed. “It just never came up in our particular relations.”
My grandfather would have loved that subtle humor.