• Fri, Jan 6 2012

Boo’s For Rick Santorum Who Somehow Believes Gay Marriage Is Equal To Polygamy

Rick Santorum didn’t exactly win over a group of college students in New Hampshire yesterday. And that’s putting it lightly. The Republican presidential candidate was booed at the 2012 College Convention in Concord over his rather conservative views on same-sex marriage–especially when he compared gay marriage to polygamy.

Santorum got rather testy after a student asked him why his definition of equality did not include marriage for gay couples, which is legal in New Hampshire.

Santorum didn’t respond with a direct answer (how political of him). Instead, he asked:

So anyone can marry anybody else? So anybody can marry several people?

So if everybody has the right to be happy, and if you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that OK?

One student then asked:

How you justify your belief based on these high morals you have about all men being created equal when two men who want to marry the person that they love … “

To which Santorum replied:

What about three men?

Santorum went on to imply that the students were being unreasonable, standing his ground that if a same-sex marriage is OK, then that’s somehow the same as marrying more than one person.

Reason says that if you think it’s OK for two, you have to differentiate with me why it’s not OK for three. Let’s just have a discussion about what that means. If she reflects the values that marriage can be for anybody or any group of people, as many as is necessary, any two people or any three or four, marriage really means whatever you want it to mean.

After several minutes, no neutral ground was reached on the subject. Nor should it, in my opinion. The choice to marry someone of the same sex has nothing to do with polygamy. Those are two completely different subjects, each with their own arguments. Suffice to say, based on this exchange, Santorum will not be the popular choice among these students who booed him loudly when he left the room.

Not that this is the first time Santorum has let his opposition to gays be known. In 2003, he argued that the Supreme Court should not overturn state bans on homosexual sex, saying it could create a precedent allowing bigamy, polygamy and incest:

Because I believe we are made the way God made man and woman, and man and woman come together to have a union to produce children which keeps civilization going and provide the best environment for children to be raised.

Some day politicians will become more educated. Some day.

 

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  • Laura

    I’m surprised he wasn’t supporting polygamy. It’s in the bible….