Santorum Compares Gay Marriage to Polygamy

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by sinde on January 6, 2012

What is Santorum thinking?  Or, is he?  Comparing gay marriage to polygamy is almost as bad as comparing a space shuttle to riding a horse.  The ballpark isn’t large enough to hold both concepts, either the comparison of gay marriage to polygamy or the comparison of a space shuttle to a horse.  I could almost avoid this writing if I just disagreed with Santorum’s comparison, but the truth is I just don’t get it.

I suppose there could be gay polygamists, but that really doesn’t come into the conversation.  Gay marriage is referring to a relationship or committed monogamous and legally binding contract (marriage) between two people.  Polygamy is all about having more than one partner or mate at a time.  So, where is the comparison?  What was Santorum talking about?

It was reported in May of 2003 on the MetroWeekly site:

“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] 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,” he [Santorum] said.

Last night on the Charlie Rose show, retiring Representative Barney Frank (D-NY) mentioned that Santorum was mean, citing an instance where Santorum took the podium in the House and made a statement about gay marriage being something like sex with a dog.  (Paraphrased)

Well, it is clear to this liberal that Mr. Santorum is about as close to a homophobic as one can get.  But, the real issue isn’t his homphobia, it is his blatant lack of intellect when making comparisons or speaking in Congress.  Apparently, few of the college age students with whom Santorum met on Friday in New Hampshire suffer fools any better than I.  He was openly booed.

In closing, let me take the stand that Whoopi Goldberg has stated over and over again.  “If you are against gay marriage, don’t marry a gay.”  Enough said.

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