Rick Santorum on Friday said that gay
and lesbian couples raising children are families.
When MIRS News' Kyle Melinn asked, “In
your mind, is a lesbian or a gay couple who adopt children, is that a
family?” Santorum answered, “Of course it's a family.”
But when Melinn followed up the
question with asking whether Santorum thought the government should
promote such families, Santorum refused to expand on his answer and
chided the media for asking him about gay rights.
“I think I've answered that question
probably more than any other candidate,” Santorum said.
“On preoccupation with these
questions with me can be a little trying after a while. I mean, I
don't think you ask these questions of everybody else with the
insistency that you do with me. And I understand the game. I mean,
you know, you're trying to create, you know, the perception that this
is what Rick Santorum talks about, because I get asked these
questions all the time,” he said. (The video is embedded in the
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