So, Dean and Newt had a debate last night at George Washington University, and this was pretty awesome, too.

The former House Speaker defended his opposition to gay marriage when a female LGBT activist pressed him for pushing the Defense of Marriage Act .

“I think I have as much right to my belief as you do your’s,” Gingrich told the student, framing the push for gay marriage as part of an attack on the freedom of religion.

“I don’t think they’re equally as valid,” Dean said, pushing back. “How old is Leviticus?”

Ding!