Whether they like it or not, Republican presidential candidates are joining New Hampshire’s intensifying gay marriage debate.
State lawmakers plan in the coming weeks to take up a measure to repeal the law allowing same-sex couples to wed and a vote is expected at some point in January — the same month as New Hampshire holds the nation’s first Republican presidential primary contest.
Democrats hope to use the Republican contenders’ positions against them in the general election next fall.
“While these radical stances might win them a few votes in their primary, it will lose them the support of the majority Americans, and ultimately put them on the losing side of history,’’ said Ty Matsdorf, spokesman for American Bridge, an independent group aligned with Democrats.
Published: Nov 26, 2011