Rick Santorum: The Supreme Court doesn’t get the last word on same-sex marriage

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

Via NBC News:

Former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has consistently been a vocal critic of same-sex marriage and is making his conservative social beliefs a major part of his presidential platform. When asked whether he would accept the Supreme Court’s ruling if they legalize same-sex marriage later this year, he said he would “fight it.”

“I think it’s important to understand that the Supreme Court doesn’t have the final word. It has its word. Its word has validity. But it’s important for Congress and the president, frankly, to push back when the Supreme Court gets it wrong,” said the presidential candidate on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

He went on to say that the country is not “bound by what nine people say in perpetuity” and that he’s continued his fight against Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman’s right to an abortion, because he thinks “the court got it wrong.”

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Santorum is currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination; it is his second run at the presidency.

A Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Santorum tied with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for sixth place in the state of Iowa.

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