Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is the first GOP candidate to sign a controversial pledge to oppose same sex marriage and uphold “family values,” circulated by the Iowa conservative group “THE FAMiLY LEADER.”
The organisation announced late Thursday that Bachmann signed her name to the document, which calls for the selection of “faithful constitutionalist” judges, defence of the defence of Marriage Act, and the protection of children from pornography.
Among the pledge’s 14 points: the “humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy – our next generation of American children – from human trafficking, sexual slavery, seduction into promiscuity, and all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.”
Bachmann said “in any elected or appointed capacity by which I may have the honour of serving our fellow citizens in these United States, I the undersigned do hereby solemnly vow to honour and to cherish, to defend and to uphold, the Institution of Marriage as only between one man and one woman.”
The pledge also calls for ending “quickie-divorces,” a new ban on gay servicemembers, and the “prompt termination of military policymakers who would expose American wives and daughters to rape or sexual harassment, torture, enslavement or sexual leveraging by the enemy in forward combat roles.”
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