Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is the latest Republican candidate to sign the Family Leader’s controversial marriage pledge, The Des Moines Register is reporting. The pledge incorporates several issues, including the Defense of Marriage Act, personal fidelity to the signee’s spouse, appointment of “faithful constitutionalists” as judges, and reformation of anti-marriage elements in divorce, tax and welfare laws.
Bob Vander Plaats, the leader of the group, has said that signing the pledge is a prerequisite for the group’s endorsement. Perry, Bachmann and Santorum have already signed the vow, while Gingrich has indicated that he would sign it if he could make a few modifications.