Santorum Booed by Students During Conversation About Gay Rights

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Tensions flared again between Rick Santorum and gay-rights proponents when on Thursday night students at the College Convention in New Hampshire engaged the candidate in a heated discourse about gay marriage. After a incoherent, meandering non-response to why he opposes gay marriage, Santorum eventually settled on his familiar slippery-slope argument that recognizing it would in effect permit polygamous marriages and who knows what else.

After dismissing one audience member's concern that gays are prohibited from visiting their partners in hospitals, one woman stood up and said, "How about the idea that all men are created [with] equal rights to happiness and liberty?"

"Are we saying that everyone should have the right to marry?" he responded.

She and several audience members shouted "Yes!," to which Santorum replied, "So anyone can marry can marry anybody else, so, if that’s the case, then everyone can marry several people."

Santorum was peppered with boos throughout and received some loud jeers at the end. We assume he did not come back out for an encore or stick around to sign autographs.

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