People's Marriage Pledge

5,289 Signatures
Target Name Target Organization
2016 Presidential Candidates

The American people have a critical role to play in ensuring that our next president is a champion for marriage. The National Organization for Marriage is calling on Americans across the land to publicly pledge that they will only support candidates for federal office, including for the office of President of the United States who will publicly commit to take specific actions in support of marriage. 

The Petition

The People's Marriage Pledge

I pledge that I will only support a candidate for President of the United States who has pledged to take specific actions to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. This includes:


  • Supporting a federal marriage amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
  • Opposing and working to overturn any Supreme Court ruling that illegitimately finds a constitutional “right” to redefine marriage.
  • Nominating to the US Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, and appointing an attorney general similarly committed.
  • Conducting a review of regulatory, administrative and executive actions taken by the Obama Administration that have the effect of undermining marriage and work to restore our policies to be consistent with the proper understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Consistent with this, prevent the promotion of a redefined version of marriage in public schools and other government entities.
  • Supporting federal legislation that recognizes the right of organizations and individuals to act in the public square consistent with their beliefs about marriage without fear of retaliation from the federal government.
  • Directing the Department of Justice to investigate, document and publicize cases of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed.

I also pledge to support only those candidates for federal office who have taken positions consistent with the above policies.


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