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posted Friday, January 1, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 01
If I'm elected I will enforce DOMA, Santorum says
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If I'm elected I will enforce DOMA, Santorum says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum promised to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) if he is elected president, in spite of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a December 27 interview on the Catholic News Network, Santorum said he was ready to confront the high court.

'I would confront the court on everything from... for example, on the issue of same-sex marriage, we have a federal law that's in place right now, which is the Defense of Marriage Act, which was found unconstitutional, I believe wholly wrongly decided unconstitutionally, and of course the DOMA decision was the basis of the next case, which actually granted same-sex marriage to everybody,' he told the host, Matthew Franck.

'That's where I would start. I would start saying this was a decision that was extraconstitutional, that that law is good, valid law, and I will enforce that law.'

Although the Supreme Court decision in USA v. Windsor rendered DOMA unenforceable, the law remains on the books. According to a popular right-wing talking point, the law could be enforced if a president had the political will to do so.

However, Santorum also told the Catholic News Network that he is less eager to take on the court's ruling in Obergefell because he's a 'states' rights guy.'

'Now, it's much more difficult in the same-sex marriage case, to have the federal government come in and say we're going to re-institutionalize marriage as just between a man and a woman,' he said.

Santorum failed to point out that with DOMA the federal government did exactly that, intervening to define marriage as an opposite-sex union.

In any case, the question of what Santorum would do if he is elected president is more than a little academic. He currently stands at less than 1% support in the Real Clear Politics average of national polls.

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