The Republican Party and Homosexuality36:17

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photoRick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican and rising star in his party, is in the hot seat over comments that linked gay consensual sex with bigamy, polygamy, incest, and adultery. Some gay-rights advocates and Democrats have called on him to quit the chairmanship of the Senate Republican Conference. Senator Santorum is standing by his remarks.

A few Republicans are also criticizing the junior senator, but the GOP is standing by their man. That's causing some gay Americans to question if there's a place for them under the Republican tent.


Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor The New Yorker magazine

Patrick C. Guerriero, executive director Log Cabin Republicans

Kenneth Connor, president of The Family Research Council

Stanley Kurtz research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, contributing editor to the National Review Online;

This program aired on April 28, 2003.