US Republican bigotry

Submitted by Matthew on 14 December, 2011 - 12:43

In the USA, three Republican presidential candidates have signed up to an explicitly anti-gay pledge to defend marriage.

Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann have backed the call from right-wing Christian organisation The Family Leader for candidates to defend heterosexual marriage. The pledge declares that homosexuality is a choice and a health risk, and commits candidates to the appointment of Supreme Court judges who will defend the status quo definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

The pledge bears little resemblance to the reality of most American lives: the US has seen a huge decline of marriage and an increasingly positive public reception of alternative family structures in recent decades.

The pledge

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