Saturday, December 31, 2011

Santorum: I Will Forcibly and Involuntarily Annul the Marriages of Gay & Lesbian Families

Rick Santorum was interviewed by MSNBC's Chuck Todd just recently and asserted his belief that all marriages between gay couples and lesbians couples -- families like my own family -- should be involuntarily annulled:  Think Progress summarized his statements, but you should check out the linked video for complete quotes:
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.
 
The religious and political right is always going on and on about the "attack on the family" and yet nobody is advocating that heterosexuals not get marriedNobody is denigrating the value or worth of het marriagesNobody is actively advocating for the mass involuntary annulment of all heterosexual marriages.  There is indeed an attack on the family, but everyone is looking at gays and lesbians as the source of the attacks when we are indeed the victims of this ongoing attack.

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.

1 comment:

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