Santorum Insists On Comparing Marriage Equality To Polygamy In Heated Exchange With Students

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"Santorum Insists On Comparing Marriage Equality To Polygamy In Heated Exchange With Students"

Addressing a college student convention in Concord, New Hampshire moments ago, Rick Santorum was put on the defensive by numerous members of the audience who pressed him about his opposition to marriage equality. Santorum tried engaging in a Socratic dialogue on gay marriage, parrying the student’s responses with nonsensical theoretical tangents.

“So if you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that OK?” Santorum asked one student. “Reason says that if you think it’s okay for two [individuals to marry], then you have to differentiate for me why it’s not okay for three,” he argued later. Watch a compilation:

To be clear, Santorum’s offensive and circuitous responses are all meant to reject the natural desire of two same-sex individuals to join in a union and enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Update

SiriusXM’s Mike Signorile points out on his radio show: Santorum “seems to be saying I don’t have a problem with gay marriage per say, it’s just that it would lead to polygamy and the answer to that is…we can say marriage is by definition two people.”

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