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NOM to Cain: Sign Marriage Pledge

NOM to Cain: Sign Marriage Pledge

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Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain calls President Obama's decision to no longer defend the antigay Defense of Marriage Act an "impeachable offense" -- but the National Organization for Marriage wants to know, if he feels that way, why won't he sign its anti-marriage equality pledge?

Cain made the statement in a recent conference call with reporters, according to On Top Magazine. He said Obama's directive to the Department of Justice not to defend DOMA in court "is a breach of his oath" and "an impeachable offense right there," but impeachment proceedings will not get off the ground because Democrats control the U.S. Senate.

NOM chairman Maggie Gallagher, however, says Cain needs to back his words with actions. "We need someone who does not just talk the talk, but walks the walk on marriage," she said in a press release posted Friday on the group's website. She noted that NOM has asked all Republican presidential aspirants to sign NOM's five-point marriage pledge, which among other things includes support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and asks for the District of Columbia's marriage equality law to be put to a popular vote.

Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney have signed the pledge. "Why hasn't Herman Cain?" Gallagher. "President Obama claimed he supported traditional marriage but then failed to follow through. If Herman Cain wants to distinguish his position from President Obama, he should commit to concrete actions, not just rhetoric in support of marriage."

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.