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 membership.

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 liberties.”

Johnson came out in support of marriage equality late last year. He previously backed civil unions for gay couples.

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 page. Visit our video library for more videos.)