About Sarah Palin:
Palin has a journalism degree from the University of Idaho and served on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996. She was elected mayor of Wasilla in 1996 and won the 2006 race for governor after a failed attempt for the Alaskan Lieutenant Governor seat in 2002.
Sarah Palin on Gay Marriage:
Palin's first veto as Governor of Alaska was used to block a bill that would've barred same-sex partners from receiving state employee benefits under grounds of the constitutionality of the measure. The move, effectively, granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples. However, Palin has stated that she would support a ballot measure overturning the standing state supreme court decision that mandates benefits for domestic partners of state employees.
Palin's support of teaching creationism in schools and her ties to conservative anti-gay groups like Family Research Council, make it unlikely she will be in support of pro-gay legislation.