Rick Santorum would annul gay marriages

Tah - posted on 01/02/2012 ( 22 moms have responded )

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epublican presidential candidate Rick Santorum once again touted his support for a federal ban on gay marriage, saying on Saturday that any now-legal same-sex marriages would be invalid under a constitutional amendment.

In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd at his campaign headquarters in Iowa, Santorum said there needs to be one marriage law for all 50 states. When asked if he would make same-sex couples get divorced, he responded, "Well their marriage would be invalid. If the constitution says 'marriage is this,' then people whose marriages are not consistent with the constitution ... (shrug.) I'd love to think that there was another way of doing it."

Santorum said he has hesitations about the Supreme Court taking the decision about marriage away from the people. "32 times marriage has been voted on, in 32 different states from Maine to California, and 32 times marriage has won," he said. But later in the interview Santorum acknowledged that "just because public opinion says something, doesn't mean something's right if it's not right."

Santorum's comments are the latest in his long fight against gay marriage, which he thinks would have dire consequences for American society. Santorum said Saturday that though friendship and familial love are important, "It's not as important for the health of society as men and women coming together, joining together in marriage, having children and raising those children for the future of society."

Last month Santorum blamed same-sex marriage for plummeting rates of marriage across the nation. In November, at an event sponsored by the Christian group the FAMiLY LEADER in Des Moines, Santorum said gay marriage could doom the U.S. "Unless we protect it with the institution of marriage, our country will fail," he said.

Santorum has recently surged to a third place spot in Iowa, just days before the Iowa caucuses.

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Tah - posted on 01/05/2012

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okay so its not okay for other women to save their own lives by using abortion but his wife is what more special??...The contradictions are so blatant.....smh..

Barb - posted on 01/02/2012

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I think what angers me the most about this is that they don't even realize what a non issue it is to most Americans.

Most Americans want JOBS, they want economic security. They want equality, a clean food and water supply, corruption out of government. On a list of the top 50 things to change in America this is ranked somewhere around 359. And he doesn't even realize it, he doesn't get it, that is the true crying shame

Roberta - posted on 01/25/2012

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Rick Santorum and a lot of Americans are becoming a sickness...a sickness that not only lessens what we stand for as a nation, but also for how we see our own country. It is no longer "WE, THE PEOPLE"- it's now those people and US. You can fill in the 'those people" with any group that you feel enough fear towards to attack...be it Hispanics, gays, Republicans, Democrats. We've become a nation of haters and fear mongers, and it's sad that this is the legacy that we shall leave to our children. Politicians have lit a spark of blame- scape goats for all the ills that America is facing, instead of coming together at a time of need we are busy attacking our own.



Remember the old adage- TOGETHER WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.

Pamela - posted on 01/08/2012

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Santorum won't get my vote. His stance on homosexuality is paranoid and absurd. Btw, I didn't know Santorum's wife Karen had an abortion. Interesting that. So my question is, what about other women who's pregnancies are a threat to their lives? Why is it fine for one yet not the other? Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

Karla - posted on 01/07/2012

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Trish, I wonder if any gay people feel that way about heterosexual relationships... .. Let the meaning sink in a bit.

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♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/10/2012

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******MOD WARNING*****
I will be deleting some of the post that had direct name calling, let's also stay on topic.

Trish - posted on 01/08/2012

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I don't care about them but at the same time i don't care about this particular issue either i just posted how i feel about the whole situation i have always had the feelings as long as they don't affect my life then i don't care what they do.

Trish - posted on 01/08/2012

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I don't agree with Santorum on a lot of things and he isn't gonna get my vote.

Karla - posted on 01/08/2012

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My first point wasn't meant to be an attack; I was posing a different way to think about things, like "walk a mile in my shoes" type of thing.

And you are the one who mentioned not caring about gay people and then adding they are in the minority anyway as though that makes them un-important ... I just put them together to make the point that being a minority does not make a person less important. I guess I need to be more clear with my comments.
Congrats to your son.

Trish - posted on 01/07/2012

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If you can't handle others opinions you shouldn't debate period. And you clearly can not when you attack.

Karla - posted on 01/07/2012

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Gays = people in this country and citizens as well.
You say they are a minority and you don't think you should care for them: does that mean you don't care for any minority?

Trish - posted on 01/07/2012

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And i care why? If your so worried about gays or lesbians being accepted or cared for please go take care of em. Gays = Minority in this country.

Trish - posted on 01/07/2012

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IMHO i don't care for gay marriage i think its nasty and sickening. it goes against nature in my mind.

Karla - posted on 01/04/2012

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Oh wow, I just came across this one about Rick Santorum and his wife:

"In October, 1996, his wife Karen had a second trimester abortion. They don’t like to describe it that way. In his 2004 interview with Terry Gross, Santorum characterizes the fetus, who must be treated as an autonomous person, as a practically a gunslinging threat, whom the mother must murder in self-defense. Karen has had to justify her decision to save her own life by explaining that if she died her other children would have lost a mother.
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"Karen Santorum is the wife of right-wing, anti-abortion Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). In 1996, Senator Santorum led the debate on a bill that attempted to ban late-term abortions, and refused to make an exception even in the case of “grievous bodily injury” to the woman. In Santorum’s article, she expresses her view that carrying a non-viable fetus to term is the only option, and apparently does not think the woman’s health or future fertility should be a consideration."

See full article:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/...

Karla - posted on 01/04/2012

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Sparky, thanks for sharing that, I think I'll go puke now.
Wow, Santormum is so arrogant and bigoted.

Barb - posted on 01/04/2012

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Saw this today and thought i'd share, Santorum's top 12 most offensive statements:

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/06/06...

1. “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.” [4/2003]

2. “Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?” [5/22/2008]

3. On repeal of DADT: “I’m worried when many people will stand up and say, ‘well whatever the Generals want.’ I’m not too sure that we haven’t indoctrinated the Officer Corps in this country that they can actually see straight to make the right decisions.” [2/20/2010]

4. On gay adoption: “A lesbian woman came up to me and said, ‘why are you denying me my right?’ I said, ‘well, because it’s not a right.’ It’s a privilege that society recognizes because society sees intrinsic value to that relationship over any other relationship.” [5/3/2011]

5. On teaching history of gay Americans: “I certainly would not approve of [a bill moving through the California legislature compels the state to add gay history to the state education curriculum], but there’s a logical consequence to the courts injecting themselves in creating rights and people attaching their legislative ideas to those rights that in some respects could logically flow from that. So I’m not surprised.” [5/10/2011]

RACE:

6. “I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say ‘now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people’.” [1/19/2011]

7. “Marriage is an institution that’s a bridge too far for too many African-American women and is not desirable among African-American males….I think [Obama] has to realize that flying to New York is…self-indulgent. Go down to the corner bar and have a drink, a shot, and a beer.” [6/2/2009]

WOMEN:

8. “In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might find they don’t both need to….The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness“. ['It Takes A Family,' 7/6/2005]

ISLAM:

9. Santorum responded to the Pentagon’s decision rescind its invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at the upcoming National Day over his statement that Islam is “evil” by saying that Graham’s comment was “a reasonable statement at the time.” [3/23/2010]

10. “I think the Democrats are actually worried [Obama] may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims.” [3/23/2010]

11. “The creeping Sharia throughout Europe and here in this country and in Canada. The Islamization of Europe that is already on the way and will visit these shores not too soon is a concern for us and something that we need to identify and we need to talk about and we need to fight with every ounce of our being“. [2/28/2009]

12. “Now we have the Attorney General confirming to Osama bin Laden just bide your time and the effeminate and pampered Americans will cower away.” [2/28/2009]


Bless his heart

Rosie - posted on 01/04/2012

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rick santorum is an ignorant troll. i honestly don't get how someone who wants to make laws in this country can so willingly be blind about separation of church and state. just because his religion doesn't agree with gay marriage (maybe, that's questionable IMO as well) doesn't mean everybody has to abide by his religious rules. how fucking dense do you have to be to not realize that? and he wants to be president? fuck him..

Karla - posted on 01/02/2012

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I totally disagree with Santorum.

I would feel awful for my gay friends if this guy was voted in. The hypocrisy of the Right Wing that talks as though States Rights are important, and that the government should be "smaller," but then proclaims the "need" for so much control on personal issues is disheartening at best.

I wouldn't mind hearing from someone who actually supports these ideals and why, but then when I do it ends up being talking points without much basis in facts.

Even Santorum's arguments are not based in facts.

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