Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick
Santorum and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal criticized the Supreme
Court's ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states
during Thursday's GOP debate.
Jindal and Santorum were among the
seven Republican presidential candidates who participated in Fox
News' “happy hour” debate which took place before the top ten
contenders took the stage during prime time.
Moderator Bill Hemmer asked Santorum
whether the court's ruling had settled the debate over same-sex
“It is not any more than Dred
Scott was settled law to Abraham Lincoln, who in his first
inaugural address said it won't stand and went ahead and passed laws
in direct contravention to a rogue Supreme Court,” Santorum
answered. “There was no constitutional basis for the Supreme
Jindal said that as president he would
“sign an executive order protecting religious liberty, our First
Amendment rights, so Christian business owners and individuals don't
face discrimination for having a traditional view of marriage.”
As governor, Jindal signed an order
protecting opponents of marriage equality.
Jindal issues “religious freedom” order after bill House bill