Newt: Defender of his marriage and, of course, DOMA

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SIMI VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  (L-R) Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich pose in front of a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on February 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California.  (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich pose in front of a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on February 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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Our friends over at Politico just let it be known that Newt Gingrich has recently made a pledge – a pledge he initially wouldn’t sign. A pledge that may make a couple of folks snicker.

Seems as though Newt is ready to make a pledge to be faithful to his wife. This is at least per his pledge to the Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader. The group released this pledge in July. Newt outlines his thoughts on the pledge in this response, which includes some choice comments about his commitment, if chosen as president, to “vigorously enforce the Defense of Marriage Act” and “aggressively defend the constitutionality of DOMA.”

You can read the rest over on Politico’s Burns & Haberman blog.

Newt: Defender of his marriage and, of course, DOMA

Updated