Perry Signs NOM’s Anti-Gay Pledge

Jim Burroway

August 26th, 2011

Pledges allegiance to Maggie Gallagher.

Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry joins Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in signing the National Organizations for Marriage’s anti-gay pledge. The pledge requires candidates to:

  • Support the Federal Marriage Amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman,
  • Defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court,
  • Apply a marriage litmus test for judges and the attorney general,
  • Appoint a presidential commission to investigate so-called “harassment” of traditional marriage supporters,
  • Demand that marriage be put to a vote in the District of Columbia.


August 26th, 2011

All the more reason to support Huntsman, Karger, or Johnson in the primaries. Even if you aren’t a republican, the more press and support those three can get, the better their odds at standing a chance against thet social conservatives.

Ben in Atlanta

August 26th, 2011


Actual – (Adj) A person who is a waste of oxygen; an idiot. Also used to describe a male / female (N) that won’t let you run your game. To act in a ridiculous manner; embarassing

Urban Dictionary wins.

Mark F.

August 26th, 2011


Ron Paul has also refused to sign this pledge.


August 26th, 2011

What happens if you back down after signing it?


August 26th, 2011

>>>What happens if you back down after signing it?

MaggieMoo threatens to sit on you???

(sorry–just could not resist. I blame it on Irene. )


August 26th, 2011

DAMMITALL, MattNYC, now I have to go change my diaper.

Rob in San Diego

August 27th, 2011

That’s why I’m voting for Ron Paul!


August 27th, 2011

Ron Paul didn’t sign this pledge for the simple reason he is against all regulation. He believes that this is something the federal government should not be involved with. Really has nothing to do with his personal views on same-sex marriage.

Jim Burroway

August 27th, 2011

In my view, Ron Paul hasn’t adequately explained his trove of anti-gay newsletters.

Mark F.

August 29th, 2011

My impression is that Ron Paul was not paying close attention to the newsletters going out in his name, and certain things got through that he didn’t necessarily agree with.

Look, he voted to repeal DADT, is not supporting the anti-gay Constitutional Amendment and has refused to say that he thinks homosexuality is immoral when asked by a religious radio station.

I’m certainly not supporting Obama and his wars, fiscal irresponsibility and disregard for civil liberties even if he is maybe a little better on gay issues.

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