Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party
candidate for president, has knocked rivals President Barack Obama
and Mitt Romney on gay marriage.
Johnson, whose low polling numbers had
locked him out of all but 2 Republican debates, dropped out of the GOP
nominating contest in December to seek the Libertarian nomination.
He told gay glossy The Advocate that the anti-gay rhetoric of
some GOP candidates played a part in his decision to reconsider his
Appearing on the Steve Cochran Show,
Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, said he's better than Obama
and Romney on civil liberties.
“I think I do better than Obama on
civil liberties, I think I crush him when it comes to dollars and
cents,” he told listeners. “I think I do a lot better than
Romney on dollars and cents but I think I crush him on civil
Johnson came out in support of marriage
equality late last year. He previously backed civil unions for gay
When asked if he was the best candidate
on gay rights, Johnson replied: “There's no question. Unabashedly,
let's have marriage equality now. Gay rights are constitutionally
guaranteed.” (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this
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