Santorum: Civil laws on same-sex marriage must comport with God’s law

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GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, staying laser focused on his anti-gay platform, told Iowa voters this week that civil laws relating to same-sex marriage must “comport with God’s law.”

Appearing at a rally in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Tuesday, Santorum said that “God who gave us rights also gave us a responsibility and laws by which our civil laws have to comport with. A higher law. God’s law.”

“I’ve been out there doing that. I’ve been out there fighting these battles again on religious liberty because those two institutions — the church and the family — and those are the things that will suffer most if gay marriage is put in place,” he said.

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Santorum fought back against critics that claim he is too extreme to be president, and spoke of himself as the leader of moral issues among the presidential candidates.

“There is nobody in that goes out and talks about the moral issues more than I do.” he said.

Recent Iowa polling reveals that just 5 percent of Republican caucus-goers would select Santorum as their first choice.

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