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Santorum admits 'mistake' in supporting judge who overturned Pennsylvania gay marriage ban

Former US senator from Pennsylvania remains outspoken foe of marriage equality
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There is certainly irony in the fact that the federal judge who struck down the state of Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage last month had his nomination to the bench supported by Rick Santorum.

Santorum was a US senator from Pennsylvania when US District Court Judge John E. Jones III was nominated and now regrets his support back in 2002.

'We're all entitled to a mistake,' Santorum told Huffington Post on Friday (20 June) after speaking at the Road to Majority Conference.

A day earlier, Santorum was a featured speaker at the National Organization for Marriage's poorly attended March for Marriage in Washington DC.

Santorum, a staunch marriage equality foe, had not previously commented on Jones.

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