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Pawlenty signs marriage pledge

Tim Pawlenty will become the fourth GOP presidential candidate to sign a National Organzation for Marriage pledge to protect traditional marriage.
NOM announced his signing this afternoon, a day after Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum

Tim Pawlenty will become the fourth GOP presidential candidate to sign a National Organzation for Marriage pledge to protect traditional marriage.

NOM announced his signing this afternoon, a day after Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum signed the pledge. Pawlenty had originally declined to sign the pledge, a move that had NOM “scratching our heads.”

Candidates signing the pledge commit to:

  • Support and send to the states a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman,
  • Defend the Defense of Marriage Act 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.