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The Defend Marriage Pledge

Huckabee“The Defend Marriage pledge, signed by more than 50,000 people, is one of a series of measures launched by social conservatives. Notable signers of the pledge include 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

“Santorum recently pursued a similar line of reasoning when he told NBC he would fight a court decision which legalised same-sex marriage.

“’I don’t advocate civil disobedience,’ the former US senator from Pennsylvania said. ‘I do advocate the role of an informed citizen to try to overturn when a court makes a mistake and gets an issue wrong.’

“Likening the case to that of the issue of abortion rights, he added: “Of course I’d fight it. Roe v Wade was decided 30-something years ago [in fact 1973, 42 years ago] and I continue to fight it because the court got it wrong.’”

Read More: theguardian

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