Politics / Campaign 2012
Pawlenty Won't Sign Marriage Pledge
He added that he "deeply respects" Bob Vander Plaats' -- the head of The Family Leader -- "commitment to promoting the sanctity of marriage, a culture of life, and the core principles of the Family Leader's Marriage Vow Pledge." "However, rather than sign onto the words chosen by others, I prefer to choose my own words, especially seeking to show compassion to those who are in broken families through no fault of their own," he said. Pawlenty's spokesman Alex Conant declined to comment what specific provisions in the vow the former governor objected to.
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