Three Republican candidates for president are promising to appoint a presidential commission to investigate whether traditional marriage supporters are harassed because of their stance on the issue, according to the National Organization for Marriage.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum all signed the National Organization for Marriage pledge, the group announced Thursday.

The promise to support a presidential commission was just one of several planks in the pledge.

The candidates also promised to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court and to “appoint judges and an attorney general who will respect the original meaning of the Constitution.”

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