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GOP 2012 hopefuls ducking issue of same-sex marriage

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From AP:

New Hampshire is among those six states [that have legalized same-sex marriage] and also home to the first Republican primary next winter. According to conservative activists in the state, none of the major GOP presidential candidates has yet taken a public position on the ongoing effort by some Republican legislators to repeal the 2009 state law legalizing same-sex marriage.

Andy Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, predicted that most of the GOP contenders would continue trying to dodge the issue because of lukewarm public support for repeal.

However, David Bates, one of the lawmakers pushing for the repeal, says he and his colleagues intend to put some heat on the GOP contenders by scheduling debate on the repeal bill in the weeks leading up to the primary.

"We will be seeing to it that each candidate addresses it," Bates said. "They will not be able to duck it."
The very fact that the haters have to dog the GOP presidential candidates so they can't "duck" the issue of marriage equality is evidence of huge progress.

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