Rick Santorum Blames Same-Sex Marriage For Single Motherhood

By BTL Staff

The Raw Story reports that Rick Santorum recently implied that same-sex marriage was to blame for the increase in single mothers.

During a radio interview on July 30, the former Republican presidential candidate told Phyllis Schlafly, the founder of "pro-family" interest group Eagle Forum, that marriage should be where children are raised by "their natural mother, and their natural father."

The frequent BTL "Creep of the Week" then went on to say that marriage has seemingly become "socially optional, particularly in the celebration of single mothers... I simple say to the folks who have tried to change the marriage law to allow same-sex couples, they have taken it to the next logical step... We've divorced marriage from childbearing, we've divorced marriage from any meaning beyond a romantic relationship."

Santorum then noted, "We've sort of devalued marriage as a result of that. And so it's logical to say, if that's all that marriage is then anybody should be able to get married. We need to reclaim it."

Prior to making certain leaps in logic, Santorum also predicted that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy. "What we need to do is reclaim what marriage is," he proclaimed. "If marriage is simply a romantic relationship between two people -- and by the way, that's what it's devolved to in the minds of a lot of Americans -- if that's all that marriage is, then it's hard to make the argument that any two people, any three or four people, shouldn't be able to get married."

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