Two Men Ejected From Santorum Rally After Kissing

03/17/2012 11:58 am ET | Updated May 17, 2012
  • Savannah Ziegelbauer Palatine Patch

Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum's rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.

Santorum was 15 minutes into his speech when the two men shouted and got the attention of the crowd. They exchanged a kiss, prompting guards to eject them and the crowd to chant "U-S-A" while they were leaving the gym.

When asked whether the kiss was a public display of affection or merely a symbolic act, Timothy Tross of Lombard and Ben Clifford of Algonquin, declined to comment.

"I don't think the message should be about what my sexuality is," Tross said. "It's the message that he's saying about sexuality that matters."

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