Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Join and support LGBT+ journalism

Join

and support
LGBT+ journalism

Current Affairs

Rick Santorum: The next president should protect people of faith from same-sex marriage

Naith Payton June 29, 2015

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has said the next US president should try to change the Supreme Court ruling.

Appearing on Fox News, the former Pennsylvania Senator was asked what people and politicians who disagreed with same-sex marriage should do in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.

He said: “We do can everything from passing laws to push back on certain things, to what I’ve suggested – the Religious Freedom Protection Act, to protect people of faith from what will be the consequence of this ruling.

“It will limit religious liberty and freedom in this country. There’s no question – it’s already happening with respect to people of faith trying to live their lives out in disagreement with this court ruling.

“It will certainly happen as result of Justice Kennedy’s absurd opinion.”

The Republican presidential candidate went on: “We have to reclaim marriage as an institution. It’s not about two adults or more than two adults, it’s about children.

“Marriage has always been about children. It’s always been about how to create the best environment for the next generation to be raised in society and we’ve detached from having and raising children.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson then said “heterosexual marriage is collapsing – people aren’t getting married – what specifically can the Congress do about that?”

Mr Santorum replied: “The most important power a president has – and obviously I’m running for president –  the power of the bully pulpit.

“Could you imagine if instead of this president spending all his time talking about global warming, he talked about the importance of marriage — of fathers and mothers taking responsibility and raising their children in healthy homes?

“And actually promoting marriage, not just in the presidency but in the popular culture and in the business community, and actually had programs that support the idea of marriage and togetherness in order to raise children.”

Mr Santorum recently attended a campaign event – in which only one audience member was present at.

More: Anthony M Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Chief Justice of the United States, civil partnership, civil union, Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, equal marriage, Gay, gay weddings, John G Roberts Jr, lesbian, lesbian wedding, marriage, marriage equality, Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, same sex weddings, Samuel Anthony Alito Jr, sonia sotomayor, Stephen G Breyer, Union, US, wedding

Click to comment

Swipe sideways to view more posts!

Dismiss

Loading ...

Close icon