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Santorum’s success in Iowa caucus likely to increase gay-related debate

| Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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The Republican presidential field’s most anti-gay candidate scored big Tuesday night when he landed in a virtual tie for first place in the Iowa caucuses with the candidate who has been seen by the media as the party’s most viable candidate against President Obama.

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Santorum would ‘invalidate’ all existing, legal same-sex marriages

| Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Saturday once again vowed his support for a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and under such an amendment, said all existing same-sex unions should become "invalid."

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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

| Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues.

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Vander Plaats’ pay-for-play scandal: Charged a million bucks for endorsement

By Zack Ford and Igor Volsky
Think Progress LGBT
| Friday, December 23, 2011
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Bob Vander Plaats’ endorsement of Rick Santorum has produced a backlash among conservatives in Iowa, some of whom are accusing the "Family Leader"president of engaging in “pay for play” schemes and selling his coveted support to the highest bidder.

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Fake Christians continue to show their true colors by persecuting gays

| Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Neither Rick Perry nor Rick Santorum will ever get to the White House. In fact, their behavior on the campaign trail makes one wonder just how did they attain their original elected offices in the first place. They are both like a bad dancer who has tripped his way through a recital and now thinks of himself as a Baryshnikov.

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Rick Perry, looking to score votes from GOP bigots, signs anti-gay pledge

| Monday, November 21, 2011
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DES MOINES -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, looking to jump start his floundering presidential campaign, has signed the extreme anti-gay pledge that requires GOP candidates to be faithful to their spouses, appoint bigoted judges to the federal bench if elected, and “vigorously oppose” same-sex unions.

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Santorum: Civil laws on same-sex marriage must comport with God’s law

| Saturday, November 5, 2011
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GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, staying laser focused on his anti-gay platform, told Iowa voters this week that civil laws relating to same-sex marriage must "comport with God's law."

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Santorum denounces gay marriage, talks sodomy laws, doesn’t believe in hate crimes

| Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum, appearing Saturday on notoriously anti-gay preacher Bradlee Dean's "Sons of Liberty" radio program, once again denounced same-sex marriage rights, advocated for sodomy laws, and told Dean that he doesn't believe in hate crimes.

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Santorum: Economy dependent on traditional marriage; lies about same-sex weddings

| Saturday, October 8, 2011
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GOP presidential long-shot Rick Santorum on Friday told attendees at the Values Voter Summit that a vibrant economy is dependent on traditional marriage, and that President Obama has ordered military chaplains to "break the law" by requiring them to perform same-sex weddings.

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Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

| Thursday, October 6, 2011
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This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics.

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