I posted Wednesday on presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s eagerness to sign the discriminatory marriage vow pledge … although, what can you expect from someone who believes you can cure homosexuality through prayer? (Excuse me while I smack my head into the wall).
Thankfully, others find the marriage vow thing just a tad insulting …
Mitt Romney is the first Republican presidential candidate to refuse to sign the pledge:
Former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson stated:
“While the Family Leader pledge covers just about every other so-called virtue they can think of, the one that is conspicuously missing is tolerance. In one concise document, they manage to condemn gays, single parents, single individuals, divorcees, Muslims, gays in the military, unmarried couples, women who choose to have abortions and everyone else who doesn’t fit in a Norman Rockwell painting.”
Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain, isn’t signing the offensive pledge.
Here’s an excerpt of The Marriage Vow:
Therefore, in any elected or appointed capacity by which I may have the honor of serving our fellow citizens in these United States, I the undersigned do hereby solemnly vow* to honor and to cherish, to defend and to uphold, the Institution of Marriage as only between one man and one woman.
Candidates vow to do so by their:
Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage — faithful monogamy between one man and one woman – through statutory-, bureaucratic-, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous,polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex, etc.
Earnest, bona fide legal advocacy for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the federal and state levels.
Steadfast embrace of a federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which protects the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in all of the United States.
If you haven’t read the The Marriage Vow, you may do so here. Scary stuff, folks.
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