J. Michael Ball is a conservative House member. He favors letting people be free in many ways. On marriage, he says, "I believe that adult citizens of New Hampshire possess the unalienable right to order their personal relationships with other adult citizens in the manner in which they see fit."
A bill to overturn the 2009 legalization of same-sex marriage is before the legislature. Republicans like Mike may well defeat this.
As he told the Concord Monitor, he and other Republicans view this as a liberty issue:
"As someone who grew up in the South and went to a segregated elementary school, I know what segregation looks like and that's exactly what this bill is," Ball said. "The idea that we are the party of small government and more liberty flies in the face of this attempt to use government to micromanage a certain group of people's lives. That is not acceptable."