Santorum Booed in New Hampshire for Same Anti-Gay Argument That Got Him in Google Trouble
At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire today, the audience booed Rick Santorum when he answered a question about gay marriage by comparing it to polygamy.
A college-age audience member at a town hall meeting in Concord asked Santorum “how you justify your belief based on these morals you have about all men being created equal when two men who want to marry the person that they love —”
Santorum cut her off and said “What about three men?”
“It’s important that if we’re going to have a discussion based on rational thought, that we employ reason. Reason says that if you think it’s ok for two, you have to differentiate with me why it’s not OK for three. Let’s just have a discussion about what that means. If she reflects the values that marriage can be for anybody or any group of people, as many as is necessary, any two people or any three or four, marriage really means whatever you want it to mean.”
This is the exact same absurd, offensive argument that got Santorum into so much Google trouble a few years ago. It obviously plays well in Iowa, but now that he’s outside the fundamentalist bubble, people see his argument for what it is: backward fear-mongering based on religious fanaticism.