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August 1, 2014

'... It’s hard to make the argument that any two people or any three or four people shouldn’t be able to get married'

Rick Santorum is making clear he has no plans to shift on his view of gay marriage if he makes another run for the Republican party's presidential nomination in 2016.

Santorum, who finished an overall second to Mitt Romney in the primaries in 2012, told Eagle Forum Live over the weekend that conservatives have to push back even harder against liberals who have 'devalued marriage.'

July 25, 2014

Stonestreet's TV character recently married his male spouse on ABC hit

Eric Stonestreet plays one of the most high-profile gay characters on television while Rick Santorum is one of the most high-profile opponents of gay marriage.

So when the two men encountered each other at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year, Stonestreet was surprised to have the former US Senator from Pennsylvania ask to be in a photo with him.

The two-time Emmy winning actor just could not do it.

July 25, 2014

Stonestreet's TV character recently married his male spouse on ABC hit

Eric Stonestreet plays one of the most high-profile gay characters on television while Rick Santorum is one of the most high-profile opponents of gay marriage.

So when the two men encountered each other at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year, Stonestreet was surprised to have the former US Senator from Pennsylvania ask to be in a photo with him.

The two-time Emmy winning actor just could not do it.

June 20, 2014

Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and other speakers appeared before less than 2,000 people

The National Organization's March for Marriage event on Thursday (19 June) drew failed Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee as speakers.

But the much-ballyhooed event in Washington DC failed to draw much of a crowd.

The Human Rights Campaign tweeted a photo of the sparse crowd at the anti-gay marriage event that was estimated to have been attended by between 1,000 and 2,000 people.

June 20, 2014

Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and other speakers appeared before less than 2,000 people

The National Organization's March for Marriage event on Thursday (19 June) drew failed Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee as speakers.

But the much-ballyhooed event in Washington DC failed to draw much of a crowd.

The Human Rights Campaign tweeted a photo of the sparse crowd at the anti-gay marriage event that was estimated to have been attended by between 1,000 and 2,000 people.

June 20, 2014

Former US senator from Pennsylvania remains outspoken foe of marriage equality

There is certainly irony in the fact that the federal judge who struck down the state of Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage last month had his nomination to the bench supported by Rick Santorum.

Santorum was a US senator from Pennsylvania when US District Court Judge John E. Jones III was nominated and now regrets his support back in 2002.

June 20, 2014

Former US senator from Pennsylvania remains outspoken foe of marriage equality

There is certainly irony in the fact that the federal judge who struck down the state of Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage last month had his nomination to the bench supported by Rick Santorum.

Santorum was a US senator from Pennsylvania when US District Court Judge John E. Jones III was nominated and now regrets his support back in 2002.

June 17, 2014

Fox News contributor says: 'We believe everyone should have the same rights'

Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the 1995 film Clueless, claims that it is 'propaganda' to say that Republicans are against gay marriage.

Dash, 47, works as a contributor for Fox News and tells TMZ: '[Republicans] are for equal marriage, we’re not against that… we’re not against that at all. We believe everyone should have the same rights.'

June 2, 2014

Her father, US Senator John McCain, has been staunchly opposed to gay marriage and allowing gays to serve openly in the military

Meghan McCain continues to prove that when it comes to LGBTI equality, the apple does fall very far from the tree.

The daughter of US Senator John McCain, an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, has joined the board of directors of GLAAD.

The media monitoring organization, which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media, said in a statement today that 'equality is no longer a partisan issue.'

May 8, 2014

Former US senator grilled over anti-gay marriage views on conservative Fox News Channel

Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum said this week that 'liberal study after liberal study' shows that stable married relationships help the economy.

He agrees - as long as you're not talking about same-sex marriages.

'What we need to do is have the father and mother raise those children and that means a man and woman bringing to a child what a man and woman can bring and that's what we should be focused on,' Santorum told host Neil Cavuto during an appearance on Fox News Channel.

May 8, 2014

Former US senator grilled over anti-gay marriage views on conservative Fox News Channel

Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum said this week that 'liberal study after liberal study' shows that stable married relationships help the economy.

He agrees - as long as you're not talking about same-sex marriages.

'What we need to do is have the father and mother raise those children and that means a man and woman bringing to a child what a man and woman can bring and that's what we should be focused on,' Santorum told host Neil Cavuto during an appearance on Fox News Channel.

March 30, 2014

'He isn't here to be a scold-- and I think that's...a good thing for the church...'

Former US Senator Rick Santorum applauds Pope Francis for his leadership of the Catholic Church.

The Republican, who is against same-sex marriage and open service in the military, was a guest on the NBC News show Meet the Press.

According to Talking Points Memo, host David Gregory asked Santorum what he felt about the pope's lack of emphasis on issues like abortion and gay marriage.

March 30, 2014

'He isn't here to be a scold-- and I think that's...a good thing for the church...'

Former US Senator Rick Santorum applauds Pope Francis for his leadership of the Catholic Church.

The Republican, who is against same-sex marriage and open service in the military, was a guest on the NBC News show Meet the Press.

According to Talking Points Memo, host David Gregory asked Santorum what he felt about the pope's lack of emphasis on issues like abortion and gay marriage.

December 13, 2013

The comedian, 84, scheduled to headline at summit for anti-gay group Legatus

GLAAD is asking TV comedy legend Bob Newhart to not keep his engagement next year with the conservative Catholic organization which maintains that homosexuality is a disorder.

Newhart, 84, is scheduled to appear at a summit for Letagus along with noted anti-LGBT figures Rick Santorum and Bill Donohue.

October 18, 2013

Anti-gay former US senator also warns of hate crimes prosecutions against Christians

Rick Santorum has is warning the Republican Party that if they ever embrace gay marriage: It will lead to 'the destruction of our republic.'

The site Right Wing Watch reported Thursday (17 October) that Santorum made his latest anti-gay comments last month at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is a former US Senator from Pennsylvania who finished behind Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

October 18, 2013

Anti-gay former US senator also warns of hate crimes prosecutions against Christians

Rick Santorum has is warning the Republican Party that if they ever embrace gay marriage: It will lead to 'the destruction of our republic.'

The site Right Wing Watch reported Thursday (17 October) that Santorum made his latest anti-gay comments last month at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is a former US Senator from Pennsylvania who finished behind Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

September 20, 2013

Religious commentators Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera criticized the sex columnist and It Gets Better campaign founder for pushing 'a radical, dangerous, sexual anarchist agenda' in asking Christians to embrace the LGBT community

It Gets Better founder Dan Savage has been called a 'nasty homosexual activist' by religious pundits who disagree with his new campaign to unite Christians and the LGBT community.

Critical of Dan Savage's new campaign Not All Like That (NALT), VP of religious group Liberty Counsel Action Matt Barber spoke with president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality Peter LaBarber to slam the sex columnist's latest pro-LGBT efforts.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

April 11, 2013

Anti-gay Republican complained it was his views against marriage equality that caused them to try and back out

A Michigan superintendent has invited renowned anti-gay US politician Rick Santorum back to speak at a high school.

Dr Thomas Harwood, the superintendent, says parents will now be able to sign a permission slip to decide if students can attend the event to hear Santorum speak, Click on Detroit reports.

April 11, 2013

Anti-gay Republican complained it was his views against marriage equality that caused them to try and back out

A Michigan superintendent has invited renowned anti-gay US politician Rick Santorum back to speak at a high school.

Dr Thomas Harwood, the superintendent, says parents will now be able to sign a permission slip to decide if students can attend the event to hear Santorum speak, Click on Detroit reports.

April 10, 2013

Says it is his views against gay marriage that caused them to try and back out

Rick Santorum lashed out today at officials at Grosse Pointe High School in Michigan for initially canceling a scheduled speech of his because he did not provide them with an advance copy.

Santorum, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, seemed certain it is due to his well-known opposition to gay marriage.

April 10, 2013

Says it is his views against gay marriage that caused them to try and back out

Rick Santorum lashed out today at officials at Grosse Pointe High School in Michigan for initially canceling a scheduled speech of his because he did not provide them with an advance copy.

Santorum, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, seemed certain it is due to his well-known opposition to gay marriage.

April 9, 2013

'The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue'

Although public opinion is shifting on the issue, former US Senator Rick Santorum insists it would be 'suicidal' for the Republican party to embrace gay marriage.

Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination last year, remains steadfastly against marriage equality and thinks others in his party should remain so too.