Many people want to force the Federal government to determine who can marry, and under what circumstances. The history of government control of marriage is borne out of racism – the government wanted to prevent whites from marrying blacks or other races. From the governmental (not religious) prospective, marriage is nothing more than a contract. Governments do not have the constitutional authority to pick and choose arbitrarily who can legally engage in a contract and who cannot.
I don’t believe government, at any level, should be able to regulate, govern or decide what constitutes marriage, or which legal adults can commit to a legally binding contractual relationship. I will support the states in making marriage available to any consenting adults.
- I will fight aganist any Federal laws that control or govern marriage.
- I will fight against any constitutional amendment establishing a narrow or religious definition of marriage.
- I will oppose any regulations that prevent legal adults from engaging in a relationship based on physical, spiritual or mental characteristics.