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Rick Santorum: Supporting Gay Marriage is ‘Suicidal’ for Republicans

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Rick Santorum has never been shy about expressing his disapproval for gay marriage, but rarely before has he been this dramatic with his criticism.

During a sit down with the Des Moines Register on Monday, Santorum, the one-time frontrunner to be his party’s 2012 Presidential nominee, indicated that if the GOP ever decided to support marriage equality, it would be “suicidal.”

“I’m sure you could go back and read stories, oh, you know, ‘The Republican party’s going to change. This is the future.’ Obviously that didn’t happen,” Santorum said. “I think you’re going to see the same stories written now and it’s not going to happen. The Republican Party’s not going to change on this issue. In my opinion it would be suicidal if it did,” he said.

According to Santorum, the key for Republicans is just waiting this whole gay fad out.

“Just because some of those things happen to be popular right now doesn’t mean the Republican party should follow suit,” he said.

When pressed on how he thinks the Supreme Court will rule on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, Santorum indicated that he was ‘hopeful’ that the justices would decide to continue restricting peoples’ rights.

“I think you’ll see, hopefully, a chastened Supreme Court is not going to make the same mistake in the (current) cases as they did in Roe v. Wade. I’m hopeful the Supreme Court learned its lesson about trying to predict where the American public is going on issues and trying to find rights in the Constitution that sit with the fancy of the day.”

Sources: Des Moines Register, Huffington Post