No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage
Q Should South Carolina recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Q: Should South Carolina restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
Source: 2002 SC Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002
I rarely comment on politicians' extra-marital affairs. I do not condone the practice, but they're usually personal errors.
However, as most US readers know, Gov Sanford admitted yesterday to an affair with a woman in Argentina who was a close friend. He is free to continue to hold his present anti-LGBT stance, and advocates should not condemn him for that. However, he had best refrain from commenting on the issue in the future - people would laugh in his face.
Additionally, there are some indications that key staffers did not know where he was during his 5-day absence. He could well have asked staff to mislead the media if asked, but if he did not make proper provisions for a change of command while he was away, this would be very poor governance.