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GOP Candidates Condemn Same-Sex Marriage In New Hampshire Debate

By Igor Volsky  

"GOP Candidates Condemn Same-Sex Marriage In New Hampshire Debate"

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The GOP presidential candidates discussed marriage rights for gay and lesbian people for close to ten minutes during Saturday night’s ABC News/Yahoo debate in New Hampshire. The Republicans expressed support for extending limited benefits to same-sex couples, but strongly opposed marriage equality:

NEWT GINGRICH: We want to make it possible to have those things that are most intimately human between friends.

RICK SANTORUM: I’m certainly not going to have a federal law that bans adoption for gay couples, when there are only gay couples in certain states.

MITT ROMNEY: There is every right for people in this country to form long-term committed relationships with one another. That doesn’t mean that they have to call it marriage.

RICK PERRY: That is a war against religion and it’s going to stop under a Perry administration.

New Hampshire legalized same-sex marriage in 2009 and the law is widely supported across the state. Watch a compilation:

‹ Santorum Tells Kids With Gay Parents: You’d Be Better Off With Parents In Prison

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