While I’ve heard some pretty stupid arguments against same-sex marriage, this one from Rick Santorum–he of man-on-dog love fame–strikes me as particularly ridiculous. In an interview with townhall.com, Santorum put forth his latest theory:
“When we continue to see a decline in marriage and a redefinition of marriage, you get less marriage,” he said. “You get families that aren’t as strong, and as a result, society generally, the economy suffers.”
Marriage, Santorum said, is not just about “a romantic relationship between two people.”
“It’s also about a unity of men and women, for the purposes of having and raising children, and giving the child their birthright, which is to be raised by their natural mother and natural father,” he continued. “When we have less of that in America … then society struggles and suffers. Economically, it suffers.”
There are just so many things wrong with this argument it hurts to think about it.