By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Whether they like it or not, Republican presidential candidates are joining New Hampshire's intensifying gay marriage debate.
Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned role when the agenda turns to recognizing same-sex couples with civil unions or full marriage rights.
"We will be using all the tools at our disposal to lobby the New Hampshire legislature and the broader population," said Christopher Plante, regional director for the National Organization for Marriage. "One of those tools is the echo chamber of presidential candidates continuing to show their support of marriage as defined by one man and one woman."
Mr. Plante asserted that its chances of passage remain questionable, notably in the state Senate.