Why Rick Santorum Got an A+ on ThePulse2016.com’s Gay Marriage Report Card

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Immediately following the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, Rick Santorum tweeted and issued a statement:

Today, five unelected judges decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or input.  Now it is the people’s opportunity to respond because the future of the institution of marriage is too important to not have a public debate.  The Court is one of three co-equal branches of government and, just as they have in cases from Dred Scott to Plessy, the Court has an imperfect track record.  The stakes are too high and the issue is too important to simply cede the will of the people to five unaccountable justices.

He did a lengthy, no-holds-barred interview with National Review’s Byron York and also went on Fox News to discuss what Congress should do: “One thing is a Religious Freedom Act, a religious protection act, to protect people from what will be the consequence of this ruling, which will limit their 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, and disagreement with this court ruling in states around this absurd ruling by Justice Kennedy.  So that’s number one.”  He spoke at length and comfortably as he usually does on the foundational importance of marriage to the common good.

Less than a week after Obergefell, he was the featured speaker at the National Organization for Marriage’s gala, where he clearly committed to the First Amendment Defense Act (the only candidate to do so), earning him the “plus.” We are blessed to have other good candidates in this fight, but there is no better champion of marriage and religious liberty than Rick Santorum.

You can see ThePulse2016.com’s full gay marriage report card here.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.