Romney's Potential Veeps: How Antigay Are They?

Rating the pro-gay (but mostly antigay) records of Mitt Romney's VP short list.

BY Daniel Reynolds

July 17 2012 3:00 AM ET

Kelly Ayotte, U.S. senator from New Hampshire

- Although New Hampshire now permits same-sex marriage, Ayotte opposes it and supports repeal of the marriage equality law. A Republican repeal effort failed in the state earlier this year.
- She and Romney both support the Defense of Marriage Act. “I do not think we should overturn DOMA," Ayotte said during a 2010 debate, "because it’s absolutely for states to decide marriage."
- In the 2010 Christian Coalition survey, Ayotte indicated her support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage across the country. Romney also supports the amendment.

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