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Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum vary on gay rights

Manchester, N.H. — Republican frontrunners Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul offered differing views on gay rights at a debate in New Hampshire, as voters there prepare to go to the polls on Tuesday.

During a debate on Sunday morning, Santorum -- who has compared homosexuality to bestiality and polygamy -- was asked what would happen if one of his sons came out as gay.

"I would love him as much as I did the second before he said it," Santorum said.

Meanwhile Romney stood by his opposition to gay marriage, but said he wouldn't go any farther (a la Santorum).

"If people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays or say they don't have full rights in this country, they won't find that from me," Romney said.

Meanwhile Ron Paul, who is a libertarian, wondered why it was any of their business anyway.

"I, in a way, don't like to use those terms -- gay rights, women's rights, minority rights, religious rights. There's only one type of right.  It's your right to your liberty," Paul said.
 
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See Paul's full quote here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ron-paul-entitlements-are-not-rights/2012/01/08/gIQAbDsJjP_video.html
Posted by Jeremy on Mon, 1/9/2012 7:24 AM
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