Huntsman, more moderate on gay rights, drops out of GOP presidential race The GA Voice Editors January 16, 2012 Politics Huntsman may have been the most LGBT-friendly candidate left in the GOP field before today’s announcement. He supports civil unions for same-sex couples and refused to sign the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay marriage pledge, one of only two GOP candidates to make such a refusal. The other was Paul. Supporters and some in the media have speculated that Huntsman could be named a possible vice presidential candidate by Romney. Huntsman’s concession left room for a possible VP nod. “I will never stop fighting for America, and I will continue to put her welfare first, ahead of any partisan or special interest,” he said. “To our many supporters and volunteers, I offer my heartfelt thanks,” Huntsman added. “Mary Kaye and I are equally humbled and amazed at the outpouring of support we’ve received from friends and complete strangers.” Top photo: Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman drops out of 2012 race (via Facebook) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website nine − 8 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.