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White House Doesn’t Know If Obama Opposes Repeal Of New Hampshire’s Marriage Equality Law

By Igor Volsky on January 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

"White House Doesn’t Know If Obama Opposes Repeal Of New Hampshire’s Marriage Equality Law"


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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he didn’t know President Obama’s position on the GOP’s effort to repeal New Hampshire’s 2009 marriage equality law, during a press briefing this afternoon. “I haven’t spoken to him about that state issue, so I would have to take the question to see if I could get anything back to you,” Carney told the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson. Watch it:

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum are all on record as supporting the repeal effort, despite significant public support for marriage equality in the state. Obama, who is still evolving on marriage equality, has previously shied away from weighing in on state issues, but did promise to “work hard to oppose” efforts to “enshrine discrimination into state laws and constitutions” during an address to the Human Rights Campaign in October. The state legislature is expected to take up the measure this month.

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