“I believe in civil unions,” Huntsman told CNN host Piers Morgan on the Aug. 22 edition of Piers Morgan Tonight. “I think we can do a better job in this country as it relates to equality and basic reciprocal beneficiary rights.”
Currently, marriage equality is legal in six states. Voters in two other states, California and Maine, rescinded marriage rights for gay and lesbian families, in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Anti-gay group the National Organization for Marriage played a key role in organizing and financing both ballot initiatives.
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