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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Men Kiss And Get Booted From Santorum Rally (Video)

On Friday night, two men publicly protested, in front of hundreds of Santorum supporters, gathered at the Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  They made out with each other.

Image courtesy of Towleroad

Fifteen minutes into Santorum's "America is a cesspool" rant, four members of the crowd started a "mic check".  Once they received the attention of the crowd (and members of the local media), that's when the magic happened.  Fast forward to 3:35 into the video:

Needless to say, the men (and their friends) were promptly removed from the rally.  When the two men, Timothy Tross and Ben Clifford, were asked about their sexual orientation, Tross responded:
"I don't think the message should be about what my sexuality is.  It's the message that he's (Santorum) saying about sexuality that matters."
In my opinion this form of protest is much more effective than glitterbombing.  Most people in the audience aren't hip enough to understand the symbolism of a glitterbombing.  On the other hand, when two men make out during a campaign rally for a presidential candidate that said that marriage equality would eventually lead to legalization of man/dog marriage, their message is pretty clear.

I only hope that people across the country follow the lead of Tross and Clifford.  The kiss has garnered national news coverage over the weekend.  Any further instances of "romantic protest" are sure to capture the attention of the media.

Way to go, guys.