The candidate reportedly told a young man at the venue to avoid using the femininely-colored ball after he saw him reach for it, even emphasizing that the boy should not want to be caught holding it on camera.
"You're not going to use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera," Santorum said, according to Youngman's report.
Santorum later told another reporter that, "Friends don't let friend's use pink bowling balls."
The exact age of the young man in question was not specified by Youngman.
Santorum was bowling with the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse's College Republicans. Wisconsin is holding its presidential primary next Tuesday.
"This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people," said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz in a statement. "In this case, he's advancing t
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