Romney Campaign Surrogate Highlights Candidate’s Opposition To Marriage Equality

This afternoon, during a rally in New Hampshire, former governor and Mitt Romney supporter John Sununu (R) highlighted the candidate’s opposition to marriage equality in a state where an overwhelming majority of residents support same-sex marriage. “Mitt Romney fought for traditional marriage with the groups down there [in Massachusetts] that felt so strongly about it. That’s a true conservative, that’s a real leader,” Sununu said. Watch it:

The New Hampshire legislature will take up a bill to repeal the state’s 2009 same-sex marriage law later this month, even though “only 27 percent of New Hampshire adults support repealing” the measure. Romney himself has endorsed eliminating the law and has even developed three different tiers of marriage for gay and lesbian coupes. Sununu’s remarks could also be an indication that the Romney campaign is expecting presidential challengers Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich to continue questioning the governor’s anti-gay credentials.