Rick Santorum on Wednesday said
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have not fought the battle
against gay marriage, unlike himself.
Santorum made his remarks during a
campaign stop in South Carolina, which will hold its presidential
primary on Saturday.
When asked, “What would you do as
president to ensure that marriage remains between a man and a woman?
And could you contrast your position to those of the other
candidates,” Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania,
questioned Romney's and Obama's opposition to marriage equality.
“I was one of the authors of the
federal marriage amendment and when it was originally drafted I had
been out there sounding the alarm on what the Supreme Court was going
to do and what other courts were going to do. … And there isn't
usually a day that goes past that I'm not attacked in some place for
standing up – more than anybody else.”
“You want to contrast it; I've fought
the battle,” Santorum added. “It's one thing to say, 'I support
it,' and it is another thing to actually go out and fight the
“President Obama says he supports
traditional marriage, but does he have any evidence that he's
actually doing anything to … in fact, everything he's doing is
trying to undermine it.”
“Look at Governor Romney, when he was
in Massachusetts. Look at the people he appointed to the court who
undermine the privilege of marriage between a man and a woman.”
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