Former GOP presidential candidate Rick
Santorum has weighed in on Republicans urging the Supreme Court to
support gay marriage.
The Republicans added their names to a
legal brief organized by Ken Mehlman, a former RNC chairman who came
out gay in 2010 to advocate on the issue. The brief will be filed on
Thursday in support of a suit challenging the constitutionality of
Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved constitutional
amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
Whitman, Jon Huntsman join other Republicans in support of gay
On Wednesday, The New York Times
reported that the number of Republicans joining the brief had
risen to over 100.
During an appearance on CNN, Santorum,
a vocal opponent of gay rights, was asked why Republicans oppose
marriage equality so strongly.
“Well, why take a strong stance for
it?” Santorum answered. “We should all bring to the table what
we think is in the best interest of the country.”
“I know Ken. I like Ken. I've
worked with Ken for years. And Ken and I disagree on this issue. We
disagree adamantly on this issue. But I respect his right to go to
the court and make his case.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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