Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rick Santorum tweaks Rick Perry on gay marriage



Rick Santorum, currently running in the back of the pack of contenders for the GOP nomination for President, now says he didn't compare same sex couples to incest back in 2003. However, just as a reminder, here's what he said back then:

"The Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery."

That sounds like a comparison to me.

He says in this clip "States do not have the right to destroy the American family."

I completely agree. And equal rights for all doesn't destroy the American family. It strengthens it.

Santorum went on to say, "It's not fine with me that New York has destroyed marriage, it is not fine with me that New York is setting the template that will cause great division in this country."

That comment, of course, was a dig at potential competitor Rick Perry, who initially said he supported state's rights regarding marriage, and was then forced to reiterate his opposition to gay marriage to save face.

Years ago, the conservative stance was gays were promiscuous and were unable to commit to long-term relationships. Now, the position is we shouldn't have the right to commit and enjoy the same rights as other tax paying citizens.

Santorum says that NY state just "destroyed" marriage.

How? I don't know. I've been in the same relationship for 17 years. I've been legally married for almost 8. My marriage hasn't "destroyed" anything or anyone.

What I do know is a lot of tax paying citizens of NY state just got a little more equal by being allowed to marry the person they love.

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