Rick Santorum has blasted presidential
GOP nomination rivals Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry for their
positions on gay marriage.
Santorum, a former senator from
Pennsylvania, over the weekend addressed about 40 people at a
campaign stop in South Carolina, where he said that his Republican
opponents were inconsistent on the issue.
Minnesota Rep. Bachmann and Texas
Governor Perry have said that states should be allowed to decide the
issue of marriage but back a federal amendment that would limit
marriage to heterosexual couples.
“They go out and say, 'but we're for
the federal marriage amendment,' therefore they can appeal to both
sides. They can say 'it's fine with me, and yet it's not fine.'
Sort of like what Barack Obama does,” Santorum said during a Horry
County GOP meeting.
Bachmann “said that states have the
right to change the marriage law. And then in the last debate, she
said states don't have the right to mandate insurance. I found that
to be rather challenging, intellectually.”
Santorum added that he supports a
federally uniform definition of marriage, MSNBC
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