The National Organization for Marriage Versus Ron Paul

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Jan. 2 2012 9:48 AM

The National Organization for Marriage Versus Ron Paul

POLK CITY, Iowa -- Seen on a TV here, as I was working, is this ad from NOM. Did you know that Ron Paul hadn't signed the group's marriage pledge, the one that committed Republicans to a Federal Marriage Amendment? You do now.

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Notice how Paul's dodge that the government should "stay out of marriage" becomes a call to ban marriage altogether.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.