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We despises him, yes we does.

Update on the Santorum thing: Turns out Santorum did not say “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home” (as reported by the Washington Post) – no, he said “[I]f the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home…” Given his other remarks during the interview, however, I think it’s pretty clear what he actually meant:

“SANTORUM: I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.”

“SANTORUM: Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships. 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.”

Of course, in 1973, Texas decriminalized both heterosexual sodomy and bestiality – leaving only the prohibition of homosexual acts on the books. Just so we’re clear now: it’s ok to go down on your opposite-sex boyfriend/girlfriend and/or dog in the Lone Star State, but forget playing Batman-&-Robin or Gertrude-&-Alice with your same-sex boyfriend/girlfriend.


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  1. Kelly | April 23, 2003 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know much about Howard Dean, but what I’ve seen, I like. First he opposes war with Iraq (when, I believe, every other Democratic nominee gave Bush free reign to pursue preemptive war), and now he takes a strong stance on gay rights. It’s early for Election 2004, but he really seems like someone I could support.

    And if anyone would like to explain Santorum’s ability to approve of homosexuality but oppose homosexual acts, I’d be grateful.

  2. M | April 23, 2003 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Yep – what I’ve seen of Howard Dean so far is good. ‘Course, he’s way behind in the money race, so this might end in tears the way the ’92 primaries did for me (given the vote I cast for Jerry Brown…).

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