Better Know Bachmann: Supports Anti-Gay NOM Pledge
August 5, 2011
GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, signed a so-called marriage pledge from the National Organization for Marriage, a secretive organization fighting against marriage equality. The pledge contains five tenets, the most peculiar of which calls for a presidential commission to investigate the “harassment” of so-called marriage supporters. It also calls for “vigorous” protection of DOMA, the discriminatory law that prevents any of the over 1,100 federal rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage from being afforded to legally married same-sex couples. Supporters vow to “establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate, or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed.” Bachmann continues to support a platform built on a foundation of homophobic rhetoric and anti-gay legislation. Such vitriolic homophobia carries dire consequences when permitted on a state level, and creates a toxic national environment when administrated on a presidential level. Join HRC’s campaign “Demand Equality Face to Face,” encouraging our members and supporters to schedule meetings with their Senators and Representatives. Tell your members of Congress why equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is important. A voter’s personal story can have immeasurable effect on a lawmaker’s position. Sign-up today.
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