Republican presidential candidate Rick
Santorum said Sunday that he would fight a Supreme Court ruling
striking down state bans on gay marriage.
The high court is expected to hand down
a ruling next month in a case challenging bans in four states.
Appearing on NBC's Meet The Press,
Santorum told host Chuck Todd that “it's important to understand
the Supreme Court does not have the final word.”
“It is the role of Congress and the
president to sometimes push back,” he said.
“If [the Supreme Court] legalizes
same-sex marriage for the entire country, do you accept that ruling
or do you fight it?” Todd asked.
“Of course I'd fight it,” Santorum
answered. “Roe v. Wade was decided 30-some years ago and I
continue to fight that because I think the court got it wrong. And I
think if the court decides this case in error, I will continue to
fight as we have on the issue of life. And that's the role of the
citizenry. We're not bound by what 9 people say in perpetuity.”