Santorum: Banning Gay Marriage, Adoption "Common Sense"

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 20 2011 8:55 AM ET

Potential 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a right-wing news outlet that it is “common sense” for the state to prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and adopting children.

The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania spoke with CNS News editor in chief Terry Jeffrey, who asked Santorum about marriage equality and adoption by gays, which Jeffrey described as “if the state takes a child and sticks it into a same-sex couple.”

Santorum agreed that marriage equality and same-sex adoption are a violation of natural law that the state should not sanction.

“The state is not doing a service to the child and to society by not putting that child in a home where there is a mother and a father,” he said. “This is common sense. This is nature.”





Media Matters has a report and video of the interview here.