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Santorum: ‘I would overturn’ any Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage legal

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, February 12, 2012 14:30 EDT
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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Screenshot via NBC.
 
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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday morning he would try to overturn any Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage if he became president.

Santorum was asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional and whether he would seek any change if the highest court ruled in favor of the LGBT community.

“I would do the same thing I would with Roe v Wade, which I would seek to try and overturn it,” he said. “I think judicial tyranny is a serious issue in this race and this country. And we need judges who respect the people’s voice. Let the people decide with respect to what the constitution says, if in fact they would go through a constitutional amendment process.”

Santorum earlier this week slammed the Ninth Circuit’s decision, calling it “another in a long line of radical activist rulings by this rogue circuit.”

Unfortunately for Santorum, his effort would be futile. No president can overturn any Supreme Court decision.

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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