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)