"AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage — a reversal from a month ago when the Texas governor said he so supported individual states' rights that he was fine with New York's approval of same-sex marriage.
The pledge by the National Organization for Marriage states that, if elected, Perry will send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification, and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will "reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution."
Others vying for the Republican presidential nomination, including Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, have also signed it, according to Brian Brown, president of Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, which campaigns against same-sex marriage."
So most of the GOP have signed a promise to write bigotry and discrimination into the Constitution. It should also be noted that our Founding Fathers rejected the rights of women to vote, and not only were blacks enslaved back then but only 60% of them were counted as people under the 3/5 rule. (Black people didn't have federally protected rights until 1964 in fact.)
THIS is why I have run away, kicking and screaming, from the GOP, F&B.