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Rick Santorum Wants to Clarify that Bruce Jenner Is Still 'Obviously and Biologically' a Man: AUDIO

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Rick Santorum is trying his best to clear the air about his position on trans issues after raising eyebrows while discussing Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender earlier this month. 

Said Santorum at the GOP convention in South Carolina:

“If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman...My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are. I can criticize, and I do, for what people do, for their behavior. But as far as for who they are, you have to respect everybody, and these are obviously complex issues for businesses, for society, and I think we have to look at it in a way that is compassionate and respectful of everybody.”

Shortly after making the comments, Santorum wrote on Facebook:

Many of you may have read a story published by the website BuzzFeed where I was asked for my thoughts regarding Bruce...

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To be fair, the longtime LGBT foe's seemingly compassionate response did raise some interesting questions. For example, if he does truly accept Jenner's gender identity and Jenner goes on to wed another woman, will the former senator then support Jenner's same-sex marriage? 

This past Tuesday while in an interview with a local New Hampshire radio station, Santorum further sought to clarify his comments:

Jenner“If Bruce Jenner says he’s woman then I’m not gonna argue with him. I know what obviously and biologically he is. That doesn’t change by himself identifying himself. His genetics and DNA isn’t changing, but out of respect, as you said, I’m not gonna argue if Bruce Jenner’s a woman with Bruce Jenner. I’m gonna treat him with dignity and respect and that’s what I said.”

Carful Rick, don't want to alienate your supporters with all this talk of "dignity and respect" for trans folks. Why not sprinkle in a bestiality or incest comparison just to be safe?

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

[h/t BuzzFeed]

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Rick Santorum Surprises Everyone, Says We Should 'Love and Accept' Bruce Jenner as a Woman

BuzzFeed points out a rare moment of compassion and reasonableness from one Rick Santorum:

Santorum“If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,” Santorum, who is weighing running for president again in 2016, said in response to a question from BuzzFeed News during a roundtable with reporters at the South Carolina Republican Party’s convention. “My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are. I can criticize, and I do, for what people do, for their behavior. But as far as for who they are, you have to respect everybody, and these are obviously complex issues for businesses, for society, and I think we have to look at it in a way that is compassionate and respectful of everybody.”

Santorum added that while he hasn't "got into the whole issue" of transgender bathroom use, he doesn't think it's something the federal government should get involved in. “I think those are things that the business community and local agencies and organizations should deal with," he said.


Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO

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Dan Savage joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes to have a cackle at the Republican candidates tripping over themselves to "correctly" answer the gay wedding invitation question including Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and others.

But Savage has an additional query:

“It really calls the question of why you would invite someone to your wedding who didn’t think that you should have one. It’s like inviting someone to your birthday party who doesn’t think you should have another birthday....It's a little awkward!"

And then takes an overview of the situation:

"When it comes to flesh and blood and family vs base, a lot of Republicans are having a hard time now choosing base over family, and that's really the whole trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement right there in a nutshell.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jon Stewart also had a take on it, which included a reference to Savage's infamous Google prank on Santorum's name. Watch that HERE.

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Jon Stewart Laughs at the 2016 GOP Candidates' Pathetic Attempts to Respond to Gay Wedding Invites: VIDEO

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Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz have all been cornered by reporters this week and asked whether they would attend a gay wedding, and the stumbling and fumbling has caused an opportunity for Jon Stewart to have them by their tails.

"If you can't handle these questions, how are you going to handle....Putin...asking you to go to a gay wedding? This election is going to boil down to who do you trust... to pick up the phone at 3 am and RSVP to a gay wedding."

Check out the hilarious segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz Are Asked 'Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?' - AUDIO

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Declared 2016 candidate Ted Cruz and likely challenger Rick Santorum were both interviewed by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt yesterday and both were asked the question posed to Marco Rubio earlier this week on whether they would attend a same-sex wedding despite their anti-gay track record.

Find out their answers, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum Says He'll Make a Great President Since He Fought to Keep Gay Sex Illegal: VIDEO

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Speaking at a meeting with Iowa state legislators Wednesday, Rick Santorum said that his opposition to the 2003 Supreme Court decision striking down anti-gay “sodomy” bans is proof of his strength of leadership, reports Right Wing Watch.

Addressing the “media created” backlash against r'ight to discriminate' legislation in Indiana and Arkansas, Santorum stated:

“I go back 13 years to when I was in the Senate and stood up and said, ‘If the Supreme Court decides a case this way, then all these bad things are going to start happening.’ And I said we would have same-sex marriage in this country in ten years. I was wrong: it was five years. And I was put through a national wringer like no one had been put through and I have been put through over and over and over again because I am not going to back down from what I believe is the right course for our country.”

He added that he has been “fighting for the truth and not the perversion that we saw the media try to ram down the public’s throat about what Indiana and Arkansas were doing.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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