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Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Rick Santorum on Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, ‘not settled’

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum compared gay marriage laws to a Supreme Court ruling upholding slavery during a GOP candidate forum Thursday night, saying it wasn’t “settled.”

Santorum was asked if gay marriage legality was settled after the recent Supreme Court ruling on LGBT rights, Santorum said, “It is not, any more than Dred Scott was settled law to Abraham Lincoln. … This is a rogue Supreme Court decision.”

“Wow, did @RickSantorum just compare same sex marriage to ?? ” — tweeted @daveramos.

The former Pennsylvania senator argued that the court had also acted “outside of their authority” by finding that an anti-abortion law that he wrote to be unconstitutional.

“You know, what these Planned Parenthood videos are showing are partial-birth abortions,” Santorum said, making a crushing motion with his hand. “Abortions being done where the baby is being delivered first to preserve those organs, and then they crush the skull.”

“We passed a bill and we said, ‘Supreme Court, you’re wrong! We’re a co-equal branch of the government, we have every right to stand up and say what is constitutional.’”

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“Sometimes it just takes someone to lead and stand up to the court,” he concluded.

The Supreme Court ruled in July that same-sex couples could marry nationwide in a landmark decision that created the new civil right in a 5-4 ruling. Justice Anthony Kennedy praised the right to marriage. “No union is more profound than marriage,” he wrote.

Santorum said the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage further “put the nail in the coffin” of the nuclear family. He said the Supreme Court ruling would have “profound consequences” worldwide. “Marriage is no longer about kids, it’s simply about adults,” Santorum said at the time.

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  1. Quote of the Day 8-13-15 | Sharp and Pointed says:

    […] Rick Santorum on Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, ‘not settled’ […]

  2. wayne says:

    ….seriously ill…..

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