Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum left a New Hampshire audience to a chorus of booing on Thursday, after suggesting that allowing two people of the same sex to marry would be the equivalent of allowing three or five people to marry.
Appearing at a College Convention, Santorum was challenged by students on his stance on the issue of gay marriage. New Hampshire is one of six states which allows gay marriage. A female student asked how he could justify his opinions based on the founding principle that “all men are created equal and have the rights to happiness and liberty.” After stating if that was the case then several people should be allowed to enter in a marriage if it made them happy, Santorum summed up his position. “God made man and woman, and men and women come together to have a union to produce children, which keep civilization going and provides the best environment for children to be raised.”
Santorum has previously been accused of claiming that homosexuality would lead to bestiality and child rape.
At the conclusion of the talk, Santorum’s closing thanks were met with boos.