Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Santorum rips Perry over gay marriage (again)

Rick Santorum slammed the race's other Rick in Iowa yesterday for saying states had the right to determine whether they want to recognize gay marriage or not.

“I am not, as some in this race have said 'OK' with New York doing what they’re doing. What New York did was wrong. I will oppose it, and I will go to New York, if necessary, to help overturn it.”

He continued:

“I’m for great latitude for the states to do a lot, but not anything, and this idea that the 10th amendment means there is no boundary to what the states can do is a mis-understanding of the 10th amendment, and I will stand on that ground.”

Last week, Perry provoked controversy when talking to GOP donors in Colorado.

"Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That's New York, and that's their business, and that's fine with me.

.... That is their call, if you believe in the 10th Amendment."

That provoked a quick response from Santorum, who's violated Reagan's 11th Commandment more often than Jim DeMint and David Brooks at a forum hosted by Erick Erickson's red-state diary.

So Gov Perry, if a state wanted to allow polygamy or if they chose to deny heterosexuals the right to marry, would that be OK too?