Gov. Perry's position on gay rights is no surprise. In fact, he's been quite clear on his policies concerning gay rights. What's astounding is Perry's lack of representation of popular social positions within the state. An October University of New Hampshire poll showed that 62 percent of New Hampshire residents oppose repealing the same-sex marriage law, while only 27 percent support repealing the bill.
Perry is not alone, however. Republicans, who swept to power in both state legislative chambers in 2010 have already introduced a bill to end gay marriage equality in the state.
"I applaud those legislators in New Hampshire who are working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman," Perry said before dropping the conservative lauded s-bomb: the "sanctity of traditional marriage."
Perry along with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum signed the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay marriage pledge.
Ultimately, New Hampshire voters will get the final say in their state. A CNN poll last week placed Perry sixth on the Republican candidate list with only 4% approval. Rival Mitt Romney ranked at 40%.