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Romney, Bachmann and Santorum Vow Presidential Commission to Investigate Harassment of 'Traditional Marriage' Backers

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The National Organization for Marriage is asking presidential candidates to sign its own marriage pledge. Bachmann, Romney, and Santorum have signed it.

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They write:

NOM's marriage pledge was offered to all serious announced candidates for the GOP nomination. An opportunity to sign the Marriage Pledge will be extended to Gov. Rick Perry and other major candidates, if and as they enter the race.

In signing NOM's marriage pledge, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachman and Rick Santorum 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.

Oddly enough, Tim Pawlenty, who has been outspoken against same-sex marriage, refused to sign it.

Said NOM's Brian Brown (pictured): "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 Michelle 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."

(via right wing watch)

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  1. *sigh* these so-called "Christians" waste so much time on issues that the general public doesn't deem important. Most people are okay with same-sex marriage it's just Bachmann and her ilk that keep making a mountain out of a mole hill. Imagine if they actually put their efforts toward something that would help the country instead of hinder it's growth. They have blinders on. Big pink sequin covered blinders.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Aug 4, 2011 12:14:27 PM


  2. And so these three losers have guaranteed they will never win their nomination nor the presidency of the United States for to have any candidate blatantly agree to enforce discrimination and hatred is a sure sign that they are unstable individuals and have committed political suicide. Why don't they just agree to reinstate segregation of the races while they are at it.

    Posted by: matt | Aug 4, 2011 12:22:19 PM


  3. Will these people ever stop? Are their supporters ever thinking how much time they are spending on gay issues?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 4, 2011 12:24:40 PM


  4. Well, Nutty Bachmann and Frothy Mix Santorum stand zero chance of gaining the Republican nomination. Romney, on the other hand, is a probable nominee. And, as if anyone should be surprised, to get the nomination he's going to align himself as closely as possible, however disingenuously, with the far-right wing of the Republican party, i.e. the current mainstream Republican party.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 4, 2011 12:26:25 PM


  5. @FERNLAPLANTE:
    While I won't defend the three people named in the article, I will add that many of their supporters believe (or have been deluded to believe) that such symbolic issues really are important to the nation. It's part and parcel of america's paranoid, anti-intellectual right-wing followers.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Aug 4, 2011 12:27:19 PM


  6. OOOOh, they signed a pledge!!! Did these people progress beyond middle school? I really think they just forgot to grow up.

    Posted by: sjorgl | Aug 4, 2011 12:32:40 PM


  7. They also pledge allegiance to the flag which promises "...liberty and justice for all" yet they don't seem to really want to follow that pledge. Maybe they just mumble over that part the way I mumble over the "under god" part.

    Posted by: Craig | Aug 4, 2011 12:40:45 PM


  8. Bachmann can't help it, I think the Syphilis got to her brain. The only one I'm disappointed in is Romney - not that I'm supporting him, he just seemed like the most sane one of this cadre of Wingnuts...

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Aug 4, 2011 12:48:56 PM


  9. Take note everyone, Mitt Romney (the leading GOP candidate) signed this hateful document!

    None of the GOP candidates will be good for our community!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Aug 4, 2011 12:53:43 PM


  10. To think that some gay republicans will vote for these low information candidates. Many may vote for Ron Paul, but when push comes to shove, they all rally around the nominee and in doing so, vote against US!

    Posted by: robert in nyc | Aug 4, 2011 12:57:53 PM


  11. I wonder if GOProud's Chris Barron and Jimmy Saliva are really excited by this?

    Posted by: homer | Aug 4, 2011 1:03:37 PM


  12. So they are all against divorce now?

    Posted by: Nick | Aug 4, 2011 1:06:25 PM


  13. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

    Posted by: Baby Jane | Aug 4, 2011 1:07:00 PM


  14. Hitler and friends speak again. They are going to rig the appointments of judges to satisfy their own agenda of forcing religion on the masses, forcing states to comply with mandates and taking away the rights of gay people so that we have no say so in our own life. Hitler hated us, but I am not sure this much.

    Posted by: Pointed | Aug 4, 2011 1:10:07 PM


  15. revolting. This should disqualify all 3 from being president. Enshrining discrimination and bigotry is criminal.

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 4, 2011 1:10:10 PM


  16. lalalala can't hear you lalalalala the repubs love us

    GOProud impression, picture them with their fingers in their ears

    Posted by: say what | Aug 4, 2011 1:12:37 PM


  17. Is it okay to start referring to Bachmann, Santorum and Romney s Nazis now ?

    Posted by: jerry | Aug 4, 2011 1:15:39 PM


  18. I'm a bit surprised by Romney signing this. He seemed like the most "sane" GOP candidate out of the bunch. He was governor of MA when the first gay marriage was enacted. My guess is the LDS are lining his pockets and needed to show that he has their "support".

    Posted by: Max | Aug 4, 2011 1:24:54 PM


  19. They've sworn allegiance to A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP??? The GOP appears to be a group of lemmings who can't find the right idea to follow, but as long as they all fall off the cliff, we're good.

    Posted by: MichaelD | Aug 4, 2011 1:27:22 PM


  20. With the economy slipping behind again, Obama's reelection prospects grow dimmer and dimmer. Romney could probably easily beat him if he is able to survive the primary. The GOP could take back the Senate at the same time.

    We would then be facing some very dark days as a community as the Tea Party sees to it that our rights are reversed by every means possible. It really scares me.

    Posted by: Jollysocks | Aug 4, 2011 1:37:33 PM


  21. Personally, I am tired of politicians making pledges. The only pledge they should be making is when they take office and they swear they will "support and defend the Constitution." Anything else should be considered treason.

    Posted by: Michael Stone | Aug 4, 2011 1:40:17 PM


  22. hilarious hypocrisy considering NOM has donated money to "Harass" and "punish" pro-Equality Republicans and pretty much any pro-Equality human beings.

    hilarious.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 4, 2011 1:47:00 PM


  23. I hope this wakes up some of you people who think Romney is some sort of moderate on social issues. This pledge will help Romney win the GOP primary, but I hope will ultimately hurt him in a general election.

    Posted by: Ken | Aug 4, 2011 1:47:25 PM


  24. I was just talking about this over on JoeMyGod this morning...

    While all the Republican nominees (or potential nominees) for president seem to be saying that they support a constitutional ammendment banning same-sex marriage, the fact of the matter is the president doesn't actually have the power to advance such an agenda directly, does he (or she)?

    If I recall correctly, an ammendment to the constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote in both the House and the Senate, followed by a positive vote in three-quarters of the states. What is the presidential role in all of this? Seems to me that all these (potential) presidential promises of an amendment are just a lot of hot air meaning nothing at all.

    Plus---considering the process (2/3 of Congress, 3/4 of states) needed to get an amendment passed, is there really even the SLIGHTEST chance that an anti-marriage-equality amendment would make it through? Or have we come far enough that, given the current mindset in the US, that there's just no way to get the necessary votes?

    Posted by: octobercountry | Aug 4, 2011 2:01:21 PM


  25. Bry-anne Brown has gay face. There's been plenty of cocks in that mouth, and elsewhere.
    He is just pathetic.

    Posted by: tweedle | Aug 4, 2011 2:05:00 PM


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