Democrats are asking Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) to resign as chairman of the Republican Leadership Conference for expressing his concern that the Supreme Court may overturn the Texas anti-sodomy law. Santorum told The Associated Press: “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [homosexual] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. … That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”
Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.