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Gay marriage opponent Carly Fiorina drops out of Republican presidential race

Gay marriage opponent Carly Fiorina drops out of Republican presidential race

Carly Fiorina has suspended her campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

The only female in the once extremely large field failed to make any kind of impact in last week’s Iowa Caucuses or this week’s New Hampshire primary.

‘While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them,’ Fiorina said in a Facebook post.

The former Hewlett-Packard executive had her best moments in the first two presidential debates but since then has faded. She had previously for run for California’s Senate seat in 2010 but lost to incumbent Democratic Barbara Boxer.

Fiorina has been consistently against same-sex marriage, according to a summary of her positions on the website On The Issues.

She voted for California’s Proposition 8 in 2008 which banned same-sex marriage in the state before it was overturned by the courts. Fiorina also supported a federal amendment to prevent same-sex marriage.

‘I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but also have been consistent and clear that I support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples,’ she once said.

Fiorina also believes the Supreme Court overstepped its boundaries when it ruled in June 2015  that same-sex marriage should be allowed in all 50 states.

She had not made clear if she would push for a constitutional amendment to reverse the court decision as some of her rivals have done.

During her campaign, Fiorina had consistently taken on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and seemed to be doing so again in her Facebook message.

‘To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women.’