Money guru Suze Orman has argued that marriage is a critical election issue for gay men and lesbians.

During an appearance on ABC's The View, Orman said leading Republican presidential candidates won't get her vote because they are opposed to the institution.

“Obviously, it is no secret that I'm gay,” Orman told the co-hosts. “So it is very difficult for me to look at any Republican nominee and go, 'Oh, that's who I want in office.'”

Orman married her wife Kathy Travis, referred to as KT by Orman, in South Africa in 2010.

“Now, I understand that President Obama is not necessarily for marriage and things, but I do believe that I have more of a chance ...”

“You're voting on the social issue,” Barbara Walters interrupted.

“That's correct. … My social issue affects my financial issue. And the reason it affects my financial issue is cause if I die, KT is going to lose – my partner – 50 percent of what I have because we can't be married.”

Orman added that her choice for a Republican president would be Mitt Romney.

“Out of all of them, if there was going to be one, I would rather see it be Mitt than any of them.” (Watch the exchange at

(Related: Suze Orman does not want to be known as the money lesbian.)