John Edwards Promises Pro-Gay Policies

John Edwards ramped up his campaign in New Hampshire this week.

The Democratic presidential contender told voters yesterday that while he doesn’t support gay marriage, he whole-heartedly supports the free state’s civil unions. Such unions should be available everywhere, said Edwards, and he promised to dismantle the Defense of Marriage Act, which says the federal government cannot recognize same-sex nuptials:

I think we should get rid of DOMA; I think DOMA was a mistake from the beginning, and discriminatory, and so I will do everything in my power as President to do that.

Edwards also pledged to shoot down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which prohibits openly gay folk from serving in the military.

Edwards’ recent surge in Iowa has many politicos wondering if he’ll be the dark horse of the Democratic party.