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Now we're gonna ask a few questions about gay marriage.
Starting with governor Romney.
When the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage of 2003.
You accuse the justices of assuming for themselves.
The powers that should belong to the state legislature.
Now that the New York State Legislature has legalized gay marriage.
Do you believe state lawmakers have the right to make same sex marriage legal in their states.
I'd far prefer having the -- -- -- -- people make that decision the justices.
But I believe that the issue of marriage should be decided at the federal level you might wonder why is.
By which -- -- let each state make their own decision.
And the reason is because people move from state to state of course -- the society like ours -- have children as they go to different states if one state recognizes a marriage and the other does not.
What's a -- of that child.
What kind of divorce proceeding potential would there be -- -- that didn't recognize the marriage in the first place there are marriage is a status.
Is that activity that goes on within the walls of the state and as a result.
Our marriage status relationship should be constant across the country.
I believe we should have a federal amendment of the constitution the defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.
Because I believe the ideal place to raise a child.
It's -- a home with a mom and a dad.
All right thank you -- -- We'll go to governor Huntsman.
Recently -- -- Moines register poll found that 58%.
-- likely caucus goers Republican caucus goers here in Iowa consider support for civil unions a deal killer for a candidate.
You support civil unions why are you right and most of these other candidates along with most GOP caucus goers why are they wrong.
Byron I'm running on my record I'm proud to run on my record some people run from the record I'm running on my record.
I believe in traditional marriage first and foremost have been married 28 years have seven terrific kids to show forward.
But I also believe in civil unions.
Because I think this nation can do a better job when it comes to equality and I think this nation can do a better job when it comes to reciprocal beneficiary rights.
And I believe that this is something that I would be discussed among the various states might have a problem with states having this discussion but as for me.
I support civil unions.
So the question.
Where they -- -- They're not rob I'll -- I'm saying this this ought to be an issue that takes place at the local level of government.
That's where these decisions -- to -- day and as for those who were polled.
You know everybody can come to this with their own point of view.
I believe in traditional marriage but I also believe that subordinate to that we haven't done an adequate job when it comes to a quality that's just my personal belief everyone's entitled to their personal -- to.
All right thank you governor --
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