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Santorum: 'Five Unelected Judges' Redefined The 'Foundational Unit'

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"Today, five unelected judges decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or input," he said in a statement.

The presidential candidate noted that the Supreme Court has an "imperfect track record."

"The Court is one of three co-equal branches of government and, just as they have in cases from Dred Scott to Plessy, the Court has an imperfect track record. The stakes are too high and the issue too important to simply cede the will of the people to five unaccountable justices," he wrote.

Santorum pledged to still fight against gay marriage.

"But leaders don’t accept bad decisions that they believe harm the country, they have the courage of their convictions and lead the country down the better path. Marriage, the family and our children are too central to a healthy society to not fight for what is best," he said in the statement.