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Rick Santorum: I Have Gay Friends

By Igor Volsky on June 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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Via Towleroad, Rick Santorum — who recently reiterated his support for a constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage — tells openly gay CNN anchor Don Lemon that he has a lot of gay friends:

SANTORUM: In fact, I was with a gay friend of mine just yesterday. So yea, I do. And they respect that I have differences of opinion on that, I talk about these things in front of them, and we have conversations about it. They differ from me, but they know I love them because they’re my friends.

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In 2003, Santroum compared homosexuality to incest and bestiality, saying, “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” “If 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. You have the right to anything,” he added.

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