Rick Santorum went on Fox News and Neil Cavuto asked him a very good question about his new book, which claims that marriage is a powerful anti-poverty institution. So why doesn’t that apply to families of gay people? Santorum bobbed and weaved and refused to answer the question.
He doesn’t answer the question because he knows any answer he gave would either contradict his premise or be a lie. Gay couples pooling their resources also helps boost their financial security and that of their children. This is called special pleading, applying one’s reasoning inconsistently to support a predetermined ideological conclusion.