Perry signs the NOM pledge…

Presidential frontrunner Rick Perry is making waves again.  Conservative ones.  More power to him…

Via the Christian Post:

Perry added that he adamantly opposes efforts by liberal special interest groups to redefine marriage for the nation.

   Signers of the NOM pledge commit to:

  • Supporting a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and woman to the states for ratification
  • Nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and to applying the original meaning of the Constitution … and thus reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution
  • Defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act vigorously in court
  • Establishing 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
  • Advancing legislation to return to the people of the District of Columbia their right to vote on marriage

Brown of NOM said of Perry’s decision to sign the pledge, “By doing so, Perry makes crystal clear that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, gay marriage is going to be a bigger issue in 2012 than it was in 2008, because the difference between the GOP nominee and Pres. Obama is going to be large and clear.”

It has been only two weeks since Perry announced that he is running for president. But a new Gallup Poll, released Wednesday, reveals that the governor is already a favorite for the 2012 GOP nomination. 



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