At last night's Republican presidential debate, correspondent Carl Cameron asked a New Hampshire woman whether she wanted gay marriage banned. Her answer—“Absolutely not. We're the state of 'live free or die' and people should be able to marry the person they love"—received wide cheers from the audience.
Moderator Brit Hume asked the same question to third tier, social conservative candidate Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS). "The answer to that is yes. And the reason is, this is a foundational institution. It is a foundational institution," the candidate replied as the audience loudly booed. Video here.
New Hampshire recently passed legislation establishing civil unions and Gov. John Lynch (D) proudly noted his state has "a long and proud tradition taking the lead in opposing discrimination."
Brownback Booed at Debate [Think Progress]