Rick Santorum Says Speaker Boehner and the GOP Should Defend Marriage, Calls Obama's Decision on DOMA 'Radical'

What a mistake the voters of Pennsylvania made when they tossed out Santorum and replaced him with a phony moderate Democrat who has been an Obama rubber stamp from day one...

Santorum is calling on House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a counsel representing the House of Representatives to "take up the cause and argue the cases" in court

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Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who is testing the waters for a presidential run in 2012, is blasting his fellow Republicans for timidity in defense of traditional marriage.

He cites as Exhibit A: The relatively muted response to the Obama administration's announcement it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court
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DOMA, as it is known, says states can refuse to recognize the same-sex marriages and civil unions performed in other states. The law defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.

"It's very disappointing," Santorum said Friday in an interview with USA TODAY. "Here you have a president of the United States who's walking away from his constitutional duty to defend the law of the country."

He says President Obama is "siding with folks" who say limiting marriage to heterosexual couples is "somehow unconstitutional," a position he calls "pretty radical, in my opinion
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Specifically, Santorum called on House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a counsel representing the House of Representatives to "take up the cause and argue the cases" in court.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the speaker "is reviewing the situation with other congressional Republicans and all options are under discussion."

The former Pennsylvania senator, a favorite of social conservatives, says it's no surprise that the Republican leaders haven't done more since the administration announced earlier this week it was reversing its position on defending DOMA