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A Republican Blasts Santorum’s Homophobia

Give it up for former Republican Senator Alan Simpson (WY), yes he of the Simpson-Bowles Commission, for speaking out against Santorum’s homophobia, according to The Hill’s Daniel Strauss:

“I am convinced that if you get into these social issues and just stay in there about abortion and homosexuality and even mental health they bring up, somehow they’re going to take us all to Alaska and float us out in the Bering Sea or something,” Simpson said in an interview with CBS News released on Wednesday. “We won’t have a prayer.”
…”He is rigid and a homophobic,” Simpson, a Mitt Romney supporter, said. “He said, ‘I want a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage,’ and they said, ‘Well, what about the people who are already married?’ And he said, ‘Well, they would be nullified.’ I mean what is, what’s human, what’s kind about that? We’re all human beings, we all know or love somebody who’s gay or lesbian so what the hell is that about? To me it’s startling and borders on disgust.”

Simpson didn’t say whether he was bothered by Romney’s failure to speak out with similar indignation.

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