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Towleroad: Rick Santorum: Gay Equality Creates ‘Super’ Rights

Rick Santorum: Gay Equality Creates ‘Super’ Rights
from Towleroad, August 6, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum sat down with the Des Moines Register yesterday to explain why he thinks the federal government should step aside from regulating education, gripe about the media not giving him any love and why he thinks gay marriage is a “super” right.

“Religious liberty is now trumped,” he said. “The courts have created a ‘super’ right that’s above a right that’s actually in the Constitution, and that’s of sexual liberty. And I think that’s a wrong, that’s a destructive element.”

Santorum’s hyperbolic opposition of course comes as no surprise: the former Pennsylvania Senator did, after all, once equated consensual gay sex with incest and bestiality. By comparison, his dubious super right claim is quite tame.

On a related note: Santorum ranked last in yesterday’s Harris Interactive Poll, even falling behind far lesser-known candidate Fred Karger.

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