Rick Santorum: Gay Marriage Will Lead to ‘Less Marriage’

‘When we continue to see a decline in marriage and a redefinition of marriage, you get less marriage’

Rick Santorum Thinks Gay Marriage Will Lead to ‘Less Marriage’ (Mediaite)

A common argument on the pro-gay marriage side of things is that if the country lets more people get married, it will create more stable families and therefore boost the economy. But former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum turned that hypothesis on its head this week when he argued that allowing gay marriage leads to less marriage and therefore hurts the economy.

“The family is the foundational unit of society and marriage is the glue that holds the family together,” Santorum said in an interview he gave to Townhall.com at the March for Marriage event in Washington, D.C., so far sounding like he could be making a pro-gay marriage argument. Then he kept talking.

“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.”

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