Questioned about civil unions after a speech at a dental benefits company, Thompson said, "I would not be in support of that."
But when he elaborated, he switched from civil unions, which give gays legal rights equivalent to those of married couples, to same-sex marriages, which are legal only in neighboring Massachusetts.
"Basically so far, it is a judge-made controversy," Thompson said. "No state or governor has signed off on such legislation on the state level that has endorsed marriage between the same sexes. There may have been a couple of courts that said the Constitution of their states has required that, so it's a judicially made situation as far as I am concerned."
This is why no one should be scared of a Thompson run. Actually, I'm hoping he'll win the primary. He doesn't know that there is a state legislature "that's signed off on such legislation" (civil unions or marriage, since I guess we're conflating them), New Hampshire's, the state he happens to be in. And Connecticut's and California's, but, hey, who's counting?