Rick Santorum has assured lesbian
filmmaker Kristina Lapinski that being gay is a choice.
At a candidates forum in New Hampshire
on Thursday, Lapinski asked GOP presidential rivals Newt Gingrich and
Santorum their thoughts on a federal amendment that would ban gay
marriage, gay glossy The
“Marriage is between a man and a
woman!” Gingrich answered.
Santorum said that during his tenure in
the Senate many Republicans wanted to steer clear of the issue for
fear of a backlash.
“When I was in the U.S. Senate, this
was not difficult to understand; one of the toughest things I had to
do was to get the Republicans to support me to ban same-sex
marriage,” he said.
After the forum, Lapinski got personal
with Santorum, asking him, “What would you do if I was your
“I would love you,” a smiling
“Would you want me to get married and
have a family?”
“Only if it were with a man.”
“But I am not attracted to men,”
“But it is your choice.”
“Rick, it is not my choice!”
“Like anything in life,” Santorum
said, “it is a choice. You may feel this is the way that it is
supposed to be; you make decisions in life, and you choose what is