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Santorum Compares Marriage Equality To Slavery, Confuses Stephen Douglas And Frederick Douglass

By Zack Ford  

"Santorum Compares Marriage Equality To Slavery, Confuses Stephen Douglas And Frederick Douglass"

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During a stop in Iowa on Saturday, Rick Santorum tried to compare marriage equality to the “moral wrong” of slavery. He bungled his American history in the process, confusing abolitionist Frederick Douglass with Sen. Stephen Douglas (D-IL), who supported states’ rights to maintain slavery:

SANTORUM: There are people in this race who say, if the state of New York or the state of New Hampshire want to pass gay marriage, then that’s fine with them. It’s not fine with me. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas had a little debate about whether states have the right to do wrong. If the institution that these states are propagating is wrong and harmful to the family, the states may have the legal right to do it, but as far as I’m concerned, they don’t have the moral right to do it, and we should stand up and fight against what they’re doing.

The former senator’s comments echo similar remarks he made last week that religious people should have the right to discriminate against gay people.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), another presidential hopeful, has also made comparisons between homosexuality and slavery (among other things she has compared to slavery).

(HT: On Top Magazine.)

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