Rick Perry Signs Controversial Family Leader Marriage Pledge
Family Leader already has signed pledges from Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Add Rick Perry.
According to the pledge’s text, signers “solemnly vow to honor and cherish, to defend and uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman.”
Signers also vow to: remain faithful to their spouses, oppose any “redefinition” of marriage, such as that between same-sex couples; and embrace a federal marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Language in the original document, put out in July, sparked some controversy.
Its preamble asserted that African-American children, who were born into slavery, were better off than today’s black children. The group later removed that language.