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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. Well, if I'm allowed to inject some humor into a situation that isn't funny, at least she has nice handwriting.

    Posted by: Butch | Aug 4, 2011 2:14:12 PM


  2. Keep government out of my life! Unless we can get into YOUR bedroom. Raise your blinds so our informants can give accurate information.

    Posted by: Dale | Aug 4, 2011 2:17:29 PM


  3. These mental midgets - strike that, "little people" - are provding the evidence that will help lose Boehner's DOMA case and every other anti-LGBT federal case! If they included what they really believe, the court would move to summary judgment against the homophobes. Core beliefs not listed: "Kill the gays", concentration camps for gay HIV victims, and mandatory "pray away the gay" treatment at Ladybird's facilities.

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Aug 4, 2011 2:26:30 PM


  4. I would call these jerks "losers" on the losing side of history, but then I've lived through 8 years of Bush getting selected as president... twice.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Aug 4, 2011 2:26:58 PM


  5. We already knew they were bigots, but now we know they can't write! What is this?

    "all serious announced"
    "if and as"
    Use of the passive voice

    You come off like a 5th grader trying to use the phrases he's heard his parents use. #englishfail

    Oh, and Nobrain: I believe the phrase you were looking for is "head and shoulders above *the rest*."

    Posted by: K | Aug 4, 2011 2:44:07 PM


  6. @Octobercountry -- Just because our current President has chosen not to be a leader doesn't mean that another President would not be able to make a meaningful effort to push through a Federal Marriage Amendment. For example, although it was not a constitutional amendment, LBJ was instrumental in getting the Civil Rights Act through a Congress that happily would have ignored it. Presidents who choose to lead on issues can apply significant pressure to Congressmen and Senators to move forward with their agenda. While the numbers still need to be there in Congress, and the states, an effective President with the right numbers in Congress could certainly do a lot to see that such an amendment made it to the states.

    Posted by: MiloTock | Aug 4, 2011 3:51:49 PM


  7. OK, everyone-don't stay home in 2012 to "teach Obama a lesson". VOTE. If any of those GOP assholes gets in the White House, it's either concentration camps for LGBT or Canada.

    Posted by: Doc Marten | Aug 4, 2011 3:56:08 PM


  8. Romney signed this because he's running neck and neck with MB in Iowa. Will he actually do any of this? Probably not.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 4, 2011 4:12:18 PM


  9. @Octoberountry: A constitutional amendment may not succeed, but if any of the Republicans were elected they would get to fill any vacancies on the SC, and we know how that would go.

    In short, no Republican candidate for President should be acceptable to any sane gay person, even if they might not be able to fulfill all their anti-gay promises.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 4, 2011 4:48:32 PM


  10. That contract is worthless. They cannot honor all five clauses. Either they have to honor 1, 3, 4, and 5 or they have to honor 2. They cannot legally pass a law establishing a national religion without breaking the first amendment of the United States. And because they want to abolish a cornerstone amendment of the Constitution, they should be tried for treason!

    Posted by: Garst | Aug 4, 2011 5:31:44 PM


  11. The pledge that all of our politcians from both parties have signed is to be faithful to their corporate masters.

    We need a parliamentary system. Then we could say "No confidence". They'd be out.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Aug 4, 2011 5:38:12 PM


  12. how about a commission to investigate the contributions to nom , frc and the rest of these hate groups. stop wasting money on writing hate into the u.s. constitution. the founding fathers would be sickened by these people. these are the kind of people who made hitler possible.

    Posted by: walter | Aug 4, 2011 6:38:26 PM


  13. Hateful, evil, little small minds. Oh, did someone mention Rick Santorum, er, um, Ssssantorum?

    http://spreadingsantorum.com/

    Posted by: evan | Aug 4, 2011 9:45:07 PM


  14. Hilarious that a Mormon is defending traditional marriage. While he may not be a polygamist, there is a long and persistent tradition of it among his people. Might he want to pencil in an amendment to one man / one woman?

    Posted by: Rob | Aug 5, 2011 12:27:18 AM


  15. McCarthyism against gay people is abrewin...and just like the debt ceiling talks, it may not matter that the country opposes it.

    Psycho Repugs sign idiocy pledges and commit atrocities on the country as though they believe in their own sh**. AND THEY DO; NEVER MISTAKE THEM FOR nice common folk. THEY ARE NOT. Pledge-signing repugs are not to be trusted to govern. Treat them like the religious-fundamentalist terrorist-inclined types they ARE.

    Watch out if these psychos get the Presidency... Anti-gay government-violence happened in the 30's, the 50's, the 80's...and happens in other religious fundamentalist countries continuously. The far right is pushing to bring it back in new force, public opinion be damned.

    Repugs, you were supposed to grow a conscience, not a god-complex when you learned about the atrocities of past dictators, facscists, and religious extremists...

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Aug 5, 2011 3:09:06 AM


  16. bachmann has a lot of chootspah.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 5, 2011 8:18:49 AM


  17. Empty promises!!!

    Posted by: Jeffrey Dunivant | Aug 6, 2011 1:56:41 AM


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