SANTORUM: I think marriage has to be one thing for everybody. We can’t have 50 different marriage laws in this country, you have to have one marriage law…
TODD: What would you do with same-sex couples who got married? Would you make them get divorced?
SANTORUM: Well, their marriage would be invalid. I think if the constitution says “marriage is this,” then people whose marriage is not consistent with the constitution… I’d love to think there’s another way of doing it.
Marriage equality has been a legal reality for gay and lesbian couples for nearly a decade in parts of the USA and America has thrived. We have seen the lowest divorce statistics in those states that allow for gays and lesbians to marry. We have seen improved health for gay men in marriage equality states. We have not seen pastors jailed or churches closed down for preaching against homosexuality or gay marriage. Pretty much everything is plugging along without problem.
Rick Santorum and his ilk are lying to Americans when they assert that gay and lesbian families are detrimental to our culture. Banning our families won't improve the economy or protect children or enhance family life. All it will do is legally rip apart thousands of American families against our collective will.