Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum who
recently said he “loves gay people” is opposed to all forms of
government recognition for gay and lesbian couples.
The former Pennsylvania senator who
once likened gay unions to “man on dog” recently told CNN host
Don Lemon that his opposition to gay marriage is a matter of public
policy, adding that he loves his gay friends.
In a new CNN interview, Santorum added
that he also opposes civil unions.
“Are you not as troubled by civil
unions as you are by actual gay marriage?” he was asked.
“I'm troubled by everything,”
Santorum responded. “I think we need to have a federal marriage
amendment. Marriage cannot be defined differently from one state to
another. I mean that's a losing proposition. People, you know,
can't be married in one state and then go to another state and say,
'Well we demand you recognize our marriage.' It will not work over
the long time. It's gonna be sustained one way or the other, and I
believe that for the interest of children, for the interest of
society, and stability of men and women and families, that marriage
should be what it is, which is the union of one man and one woman.”
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
few as two states would absolutely vote in favor of an amendment
banning gay marriage and civil unions.)