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Rick Santorum Brags About His History Of Opposing Gay Sex (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former U.S. Senator (R-Pennsylvania) and possible 2016 GOP presidential presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Iowa state lawmakers yesterday how he has consistently opposed LGBT rights, including the legalization of sodomy.

Santorum recalled how he was against a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that decriminalized sodomy (gay sex) laws, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).

Santorum stated:

I go back 13 years to when I was in the United States Senate and stood up and said, "If the Supreme Court decides a case this way, then all these bad things are going to start happening." And I said we would have same-sex marriage in this country in ten years. I was wrong, it was five. And I was put through a national wringer like no one had been put through and I have been put through over and over and over again because I am not going to back down from what I believe is the right course for our country.

Santorum told the Associated Press in 2003:

We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And 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. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to decriminalize sodomy in the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas did not lead to the legalization of bigamy, incest, polygamy or "the right to anything."

CBS News reports that Santorum recently set up a "testing the waters" account, which allows him to accept political contributions as if he were running for president. However, this type of account doesn't require disclosing the names of any donors.

Sources: Associated Press, RightWingWatch.org, CBS News
Image Credit: Gage Skidmore