A “traditional marriage only” pledge prepared by the National Organization for Marriage has been signed by three Republican presidential candidates: Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.
The candidates pledged to:
- Support and send to the states a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman.
- Defend DOMA in court.
- Appoint judges and an attorney general who will respect the original meaning of the Constitution.
- Appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of traditional marriage supporters.
- Support legislation that would return to the people of D.C. their right to vote for marriage.
Brian Brown, president of the marriage group, said:
“Many candidates say they support traditional marriage (like President Obama!) but three GOP presidential candidates today stand head and shoulders above the crowd as marriage champions, for their willingness to go beyond words to commit to concrete actions. We are grateful to Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum for their courage and their leadership in standing up for marriage, and so are millions of Americans who care about protecting marriage.”