After initially refusing to sign the anti-gay, pro-slavery pledge from the National Organization for Marriage, Mormon GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has now signed the slightly revised pledge. By signing, the candidates are committing to these intentions if elected:
They will send a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman to the states for ratification.
They will defend DOMA, which includes the traditional definition of marriage and bans states from recognizing gay marriage, in court.
They will appointing federal judges and an attorney general who are opposed to a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
In supporting the anti-gay NOM, Romney joins Michele Bachmann, and former US senator Rick Santorum, who both signed the pledge when it suggested that black children born into slavery were better off than black children born today to single parents.