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May 31, 2015

'I think it's important to understand that the Supreme Court doesn't have the final word'

Rick Santorum's battle against marriage equality will never end.

Today, 31 May, the candidate for the 2016 presidential Republican nomination was a guest on the NBC News show Meet the Press.

May 27, 2015

Former Pennsylvania senator finished second to Mitt Romney in battle for party's nomination in 2012

Rick Santorum is giving it another try.

The former US Senator from Pennsylvania has officially thrown his hat into a crowded ring and will seek the Republican nomination for president.

Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in 2012, is expected to confirm hios candidacy on Wednesday (27 May) in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.

May 3, 2015

'My comment affirmed Jenner as a person, made by God in His likeness as we all are'

Rick Santorum is not changing his mind on LGBTI issues, no matter the kind words offered to Bruce Jenner.

According to Mediaite, the possible 2016 White House candidate, used Facebook to remind he's still a conservative.

'Many of you may have read a story published by the website BuzzFeed where I was asked for my thoughts regarding Bruce Jenner,' Santorum began.

May 2, 2015

'My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody'

Former US Senator Rick Santorum is standing up for Bruce Jenner.

Today, 2 May, the marriage rights foe was part of a reporters roundtable discussion at the South Carolina Republican Party’s convention.

'If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,' Santorum said to a question from BuzzFeed News.

April 17, 2015

Fellow Republican Marco Rubio says 'of course' he would 

Rick Santorum has said he will never attend a gay wedding – even a loved one's.

The Republican presidential hopeful made the statement Thursday (16 April) on Hugh Hewitt's radio show.

'Would you, Rick Santorum, attend a same-sex wedding of a loved one or a family friend or anyone you were close to?' the host asked.

'No, I would not,' he replied.

'Because I don’t — as a person of my faith, that would be something that would be a violation of my faith.

October 25, 2014

'They’re going to use every lever of power the government has to keep this competition of ideas silent so they can win the argument'

Young people are generally more accepting of gay people than their elders and this has Rick Santorum crying foul.

The anti-gay former US senator from Pennsylvania alleges the LGBTI community has 'effectively silenced the church' to the degree that the younger generation is not aware of the arguments against homosexuality and equality.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

March 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden had credited same show with shifting public opinion

Will & Grace ended its run in 2006, but the sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend is still be very much in the current conversation about gay marriage.

Gay marriage foe Rick Santorum, the former US senator who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, discussed the show's impact on gay marriage during the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

March 18, 2013

Once again groups gay marriage in with polygamy

In the days since Senator Rob Portman came out in support of gay marriage, other prominent Republicans have been asked if their position might also change on the issue.

Rick Santorum, one of the most outspoken opponents of gay marriage and LGBT equality in mainstream politics, said over the weekend that he is 'not changing my opinion on that issue.'

February 4, 2013

Says allowing gay scouts and leaders will 'murder' the organization

Rick Santorum, the former US senator who challenged Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, has stepped into the debate over whether gays should be allowed in the Boys Scouts of America.

'When I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised,' Santorum writes in a column for WND.com.

August 21, 2012

For its 45th anniversary, The Advocate compiles list of 45 who have been no friends of gays

Gay rights activists protested Pope John Paul II when he made his highly publicized visit to the US in 1987 because of a letter written by one of his cardinals which damned homosexuality as 'intrinsically evil.'

August 2, 2012

Texan joins 'mooovement' against anti-gay US restaurant chain

A lesbian activist dressed as a cow in Texas to protest homophobic fast food chain Chick-Fil-A.

Just Kusko stood outside a branch of the restaurant in Austin holding a sign which read: 'Don't Hate The Homooo!'

The chain is openly against gay marriage and its charitable arm has donated millions to anti-gay organizations in recent years.

'These pictures have really taken off,' Kusko told The Advocate.

August 1, 2012

John Goodman stars as a very gay-friendly, and possibly gay Col. Sanders from KFC

The Chick-fil-A chain has been at the center of a heated debate ever since its top executive went on the record to say he was against gay marriage.

Gay marriage opponents like Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin have rallied to the Atlanta-based chain's defense who marriage equality advocates have spoken out, tweeted and protested.

Some politicians have even gone so far as saying the chain's restaurants are no longer welcome in their state.

But one thing that hasn't surface until today (1 August) is humor.

July 29, 2012

Alabama pastor supports Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's homophobic remarks, and suggests gay activists are 'heterophobic'

If society legalizes gay marriage then it will only lead to another flood that wiped out society like in the tale of Noah’s ark, according to a right-wing US pastor.

Aaron Fruh, a pastor at Knollwood Church in Mobile, Alabama, spoke out against marriage equality on American Family Radio.

In audio acquired by Right Wing Watch, he challenged listeners to ‘find any society in human history that ever tried that experiment and lived to tell about it, they’ve all been destroyed.’

July 20, 2012

The out gay author and activist is nominated for the Youtube video campaign meant to give hope to bullied gay teens

Dan Savage has been nominated for an Emmy Award for It Gets Better project.

The viral campaign was launched by Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, as a response to gay teens who were committing suicide because of anti-gay bullying.

Savage is nominated in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program

July 4, 2012

According to a hoax, the homophobic politician believed the gay dating app was to find coffee shops

Anti-gay former US presidential candidate Rick Santorum is currently the subject of a hoax which claimed he had Grindr on his iPhone.

Published Tuesday (3 July) on satirical news website Daily Currant, the article joked Santorum was caught by a young reporter who asked why he had downloaded the gay dating app.

Daily Current joked that Santorum thought Grindr, the gay dating site with the ‘world’s biggest network of guys’, was an app to find coffee shops.

May 29, 2012

This episode of Joansmacked takes aim at defender of anti-gay pastor Charles Worley

Back in January, we posted one of the funniest videos we’d seen in a long time.

It was from Gay Carrington who mixed footage of Rick Santorum sharing some anti-gay views during an interview to Chris Wallace of Fox News with Joan Crawford suddenly entering the frame.

She gives Santorum a few well-timed slaps then just starts slapping him silly.