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Santorum Calls For A Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

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When he was in the Senate, Santorum campaigned for a 2004 proposed amendment that would have limited marriage to opposite-sex couples. That bill failed to get the two-thirds support required to advance out of Congress.

Santorum called a measure that would allow states to decide a "mistake."

"I argued that 10 years ago when others wanted to do that 10 years go. You can’t have a hodgepodge of marriage," Santorum said. "One of the reasons the court decided the way they decided is because they recognized you couldn't have different marriage laws in different states. It just causes -- it just creates too much confusion out there."