As Santorum closed his speech focusing on building strong family values, a gay rights activist said: "Except when you're gay" and threw a handful of glitter in the air.
Members of the Occupy Charleston group joined in with chants of "Rick, Rick, Rick, bigot, bigot, bigot" and singing "Santorum, Santorum, you're a bigot."
, a reporter for CBS News and The National Journal
, tweeted a picture of the glitter mid-air from another perspective:
Still image of the glitter bomb hurling toward Santorum as he made his way through the rope line tnght. #lovetechnology pic.twitter.com/nZN5ZKdo