Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Santorum Calls For Invalidating All Gay Marriages

When it comes to gay marriage or abortion, Republicans forget all about “small government” and “state’s rights.” Speaking to Chuck Todd, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum states that he supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and would invalidate those already legal. Santorum states that we should give heterosexual marriages "special privileges" since they can produce children. Would he invalidate childless heterosexual marriages? He refers to votes against same-sex marriage, as if rights should be subject to a vote. People vote it down, Santorum argues, because they understand its “real consequences.” Funny–since same-sex marriage’s legalization in New York, I haven’t noticed any dire consequences for my wife and me. Watch:

 


Santorum: I think marriage has to be one thing for everybody. We can’t have 50 different marriage laws in this country, you have to have one marriage law… 

Todd: What would you do with same-sex couples who got married? Would you make them get divorced? 

Santorum: Well, their marriage would be invalid. I think if the constitution says “marriage is this,” then people whose marriage is not consistent with the constitution… I’d love to think there’s another way of doing it. (h/t: Think Progress)

2 comments:

Jon R, editor of the Oracle said...

Gay marriage and elimination of DADT should remain in place. It's Santorum that needs to be invalidated.

Religion and government need to stay out of marriage. Marriage should be defined by the loving partners who want to join their lives together.

And, you are right Jeff, with same sex marriage being legal in New York my bride of 23 years and I haven't noticed any dire consequences either.

Does it matter that we live in Florida?

Jeff Tone said...

Jon, It shouldn't matter that you live in Florida. Unfortunately, your state is under the misguided governance of Rick Scott, incapable of doing anything progressive. I hope that more think like you and Scott is thrown out.