Shortly after signing the Family Leader's controversial "Marriage Vow" pledge, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich signed another anti-gay marriage pledge, this time from the National Organization for Marriage.
Signing the pledge means Gingrich has committed to backing a U.S. constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage and defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court. If elected president, Gingrich must also appoint judges and a U.S. attorney general who "will respect the original meaning" of the U.S. Constitution's definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, according to NOM's website.
Gingrich recently came under fire from his gay half-sister Candace Gingrich-Jones for his views against gay marriage. "He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues," Gingrich-Jones said, adding that she is endorsing Obama in the 2012 election.
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