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

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

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.