Last night in Ames, Iowa, several of the GOP candidates got together for a debate in advance of the weekend’s largely meaningless but apparently highly newsworthy Iowa Straw Poll.
Think Progress has put together this handy short video, and transcript, of all of last night’s candidates – Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman – stating their positions on marriage equality. Unsurprisingly, they all think that we should continue discriminating against same sex couples! With the exception of Jon Huntsman, none of them is even down with civil unions.
Two big GOP figures, Sarah Palin and Rick Perry, were not present last night, which is a shame because you know that if they had been there, they would both have offered a full-throated defense of the rights of gay and lesbian couples. Just kidding: they’re both totally in favor of continued discrimination as well.