Singer Clay Aiken and lawyer Ted Olson on Sunday joined a Face the Nation panel on gay marriage.

Aiken, Olson, Newsweek contributor Mark McKinnon, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Freedom to Marry CEO Evan Wolfson and Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins joined host Bob Schieffer in discussing President Barack Obama's recent announcement in support of gay marriage.

Olson, who is currently representing two gay couples challenging the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, said the president's statement was important because it recognized “the dignity of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors.”

Olson reiterated that marriage and equality are conservative values.

Perkins said gay nuptials should not be allowed because it is “counter to natural law” and disagreed with Olson.

“I do not think that you are going to see the Republican Party coming to agreement on this … The key to less government is to ensure kids have moms and dads. Not just two caregivers.”

Aiken stepped up to challenge Perkins' assertion that gay marriage laws would force religious organizations to recognize gay couples.

“When my mother married my step-father she went to a church, a Baptist church, and since she had been divorced they wouldn't let her get married there. So churches are able to decide who gets married in a church regardless,” said Aiken.

“All gay men and women are probably more energized to vote for President Obama now,” he later added. (Watch the entire segment at CBS.)