Three Republican candidates for president say they will support a narrowly-written pledge against gay marriage, the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (August 6, 2011).
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, and Penn. Sen. Rick Santorum have all agreed to vow to the statement created by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
The Nom pledge supports a federal amendment, defends the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and supports the appointment of federal judges who "will respect the original meaning of the Constitution," and oppose gay marriage.
Romney had previously declined to support a more broadly written pledge against gay marriage.