17-Year-Old Girl Challenges Rick Santorum on Gay Marriage

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Now that he's flying high, Rick Santorum is facing all sorts of challenges. He probably never thought one of them would come from a 17-year-old girl.

The notoriously anti-gay Santorum was holding a town meeting with high schools and college kids in New Hampshire Thursday when he compared gay marriage to polygamy.

A girl BuzzFeed identified as Rhiannon Pyle (left) asked, "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, asking "What about three men?"

He then lectured, "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."

Santorum then closed the discussion. "Here's my point of view. And we're done talking about this issue, we're going to move on to something else."

Pyle, who was there with her civics class, said she wasn't planning on asking Santorum anything, until he brought up that subject.

"When I got that opportunity I was like, I got this," she told BuzzFeed.

Pyle said she has just one regret -- that she didn't push Santorum harder on the apparent conflict between his belief that all men are created equal and his stance on gay marriage. "I wish he'd answered about that because he just kind of like didn't even answer that part of it."

She said she is "not a fan" of Santorum's.

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