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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans strongly oppose the so called ‘marriage pledge’ by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which endangers the GOP’s ability to grow and strengthen. 

“Republicans got nothing but bad press from the first marriage pledge of the 2012 campaign season, which turned off voters and detracted from our party’s commitment to addressing issues that matter to all Americans. The last thing Republicans need or want is another group pushing the same outdated social agenda under new branding,” said Christian Berle, Log Cabin Republicans Deputy Executive Director. “Like the original Family Leader pledge, the NOM document signed by Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann demands presidential power be used to circumvent the 10th Amendment and overrule local legislative decisions, including the choice by the District of Columbia’s elected representatives to secure civil marriage parity. Further, the pledge asserts that the federal government should use its power and authority to investigate Americans who use their free speech rights to oppose the National Organization for Marriage’s divisive agenda. NOM’s fearful rhetoric does not speak for today’s GOP and should not be dignified by any serious presidential contender. Our party is better than this pledge.”


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.