Santorum: GOP Wimping Out on Defense of Marriage

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, exploring a run for president in 2012, Friday accused his fellow Republicans of being too timid in their defense of traditional marriage.

Santorum suggested that GOP leaders are afraid to touch the issue for fear of being labeled bigoted or homophobic, during an interview with USA Today. The comments come after the Obama administration this week said it would not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in court. DOMA says that states are not required to give "full faith and credit" to same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.