Rick Santorum Likens Gay Marriage to Polygamy; Booed Off Stage in New Hampshire

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus Tuesday night, but New Hampshire is another story.

The Granite State, which holds its primary Tuesday, is more secular and may be less receptive to Santorum's rampant homophobia socially conservative views.

Santorum was booed after a lengthy back-and-forth with students in Concord, N.H., on the issue of same-sex marriage, which is legal in New Hampshire.

He called on a woman who asked, “How about the idea that all men are created equal, rights to happiness and liberty?" The former Senator's response:

“So anyone can marry can marry anybody else? If that’s the case, then everyone can marry several people … so you can be married to five people. Is that OK?” he asked.

You heard him right. A leading candidate for President of the United States compared gay marriage to polygamy. Thus the origin of Santorum's Google problem.

Rather than simply dodging the question and/or quickly moving on, he continued to try to make his point as the crowd grew more and more agitated.

The student angrily answered, regarding Santorum's absurd comeback, “That’s not what we are talking about!” The boos came raining down before long.

Maybe Meghan McCain has a point.

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YOU EVER NOTICE ON THE NEWS, YOU'LL SEE SAME SEX COUPLES, JUMPING AROUND, HUGGING, KISSING EACH OTHER. IT'S DISGUSTING. AND DO YOU NOTICE HOW FUNNY LOOKING THEY ARE. EXCEPT FOR SOME CELEBS, THESE PERVERTS ARE FAT, AND NEUROTIC. OF COURSE THEY WOUND UP WITH THE SAME SEX, SIMILAR TYPES. THE OPPOSITE SEX WOULDN'T GIVE THEM THE TIME OF DAY.

Bob-sodervick

@67fuon3
thanks! and yes you can use my name. i want to teach the values of acceptance, tolerance, equality and love worldwide! and you can help!

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Not only is Santorum a rampant homophobe, he is also anti birth control--even for the straight married people he so feels he needs to protect! Birth control. Seriously, this guy is such a frothy santorum stain. He is soooo out of touch with reality & real people!

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He's right, if anyone can marry anyone else then any several consenting adults can marry each other. That is not the correct reason to forbid same gender marriage though.

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@Bob....I want to say that in my hometown. Is that ok? I would credit you anonymously or by name. We are not a state that allows gay marriage, quite the opposite.

Bob-sodervick

The fact that individuals define themselves in a significant way through their intimate relationships with others suggests that in a Nation as diverse as ours, that there may be many right ways of conducting those relationships.
It also suggests that in a variety of circumstances, we have to recognize that giving individuals freedom to choose how to conduct their lives, is acceptance of the fact that different individuals will make different choices.
Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of freedom is the right to differ about things that touch the heart of the existing order.
It is precisely because the issue raised by same-sex marriages touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.

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The more he talks, the less sense he makes. Rick is an equal opportunity offender. In his daily speeches he finds a way to offend somebody, or a group of people. Try as he might, The White House will Never be a place where he will be able to take off his shoes at Night!

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