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Santorum finishes a close second in Iowa caucus

In a surprising, last-minute surge, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished the Iowa caucus just eight votes behind frontrunner Mitt Romney. While neither candidate supports comprehensive queer-rights measures, Santorum has actively campaigned against queer rights said that gay people having sex threatens the fabric of society.

In a surprising, last-minute surge, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished the Iowa caucus eight votes behind frontrunner Mitt Romney. While neither candidate supports comprehensive queer-rights measures, Santorum has actively campaigned against queer rights saying that gay people having sex threatens the fabric of society.

“I have no problem with homosexuality; I have a problem with homosexual acts, as I would with  what I would consider to be acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships,” Santorum said.

When he was offered a chance to clarify his statement attacking gays he said, “I can’t deny that I said it, and I can’t deny that’s how I feel.”

After the Supreme Court invalidated anti-sodomy laws in 2003, Santorum said the decision was a step down a slippery slope to the destruction of society, and that all homosexual acts should be made illegal.

“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything,” he said. “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.”

His remarks prompted sex columnist and activist Dan Savage to lead a Google campaign against him to redefine the word, ‘Santorum.’ Savage launched the site, SpreadingSantorum.com, which defines Santorum as, “The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.”

Despite protests from the presidential candidate, Google has not changed its algorithm or removed the site from the results.

Santorum is using his Christian roots and support of the ‘traditional family’ as the catalyst for his campaign and it has lead him to make other controversial statements, including attacking birth control.

“Sex is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal … but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. This is special and it needs to be seen as special,” he said.

Santorum said that states should have the right to ban birth control.

The next primary will be held Jan. 10 in New Hampshire where Romney is polling well ahead of the other contenders.

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