Wow talk about fabricating a story. No offense but there is some hoaxing here. Here's the actual platform.
Family and Defense of Marriage – We support the definition of marriage as a God–ordained, legal and moral commitment
only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the
assault on marriage by judicial activists. We call on the President and Congress to take immediate action to defend the
sanctity of marriage. We are resolute that Congress exercise authority under the United States Constitution, and pass
legislation withholding jurisdiction from the Federal Courts in cases involving family law, especially any changes in the
definition of marriage. We further call on Congress to pass and the state legislatures to ratify a marriage amendment
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declaring that marriage in the United States shall consist of and be recognized only as the union of a natural man and a
natural woman. Neither the United States nor any state shall recognize or grant to any unmarried person the legal rights
or status of a spouse. We oppose the recognition of and granting of benefits to people who represent themselves as
domestic partners without being legally married. We advocate the repeal of laws that place an unfair tax burden on
families. We call upon Congress to completely remove the marriage penalty in the tax code, whereby a married couple
receives a smaller standard deduction than their unmarried counterparts living together. The primary family unit consists
of those related by blood, heterosexual marriage, or adoption. The family is responsible for its own welfare, education,
moral training, conduct, and property.
Family Values – We affirm that this section is a response to the attacks on traditional family values. These include wellfunded,
vigorous political and judicial attempts by powerful organizations and branches of the government to force
acceptance, affirmation and normalization of homosexual behavior upon school children, parents, educational institutions,
businesses, employees, government bodies and religious institutions and charities. These aggressive, intolerant efforts
marginalize as bigots anyone who dissents.
Marriage and Divorce – We believe in the sanctity of marriage and that the integrity of this institution should be protected
at all levels of government. We urge the Legislature to rescind no–fault divorce laws. We support Covenant Marriage.
Marriage Licenses – We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple
and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.
Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown
of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the
fundamental, unchanging truths that have been
ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be
presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to
include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant
special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin),
custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil
penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.
Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority
granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
Pornography – We urge our governmental bodies to enforce laws regarding all forms of pornography. We urge more
stringent legislation to prohibit all pornography including virtual pornography and operation of sexually–oriented
businesses. We oppose the sale of “Not Rated” (NR) movies and video games to minors.
What I read is that they oppose federal courts from ruling on family law. THey want a legal definition of marrige, 1 natural man and 1 natural woman.
Removal of the marrrige penalty. THey don't want the normalization of homosexuality in schools. A felony to issie a marrige license to same sex
partners or perform the ceremony. They oppose any entitlements for homosexual couples, insurance benefits, tax deductions etc... THey want the
legality of sodomy to be left in the states hands. And actually enforce existing porn laws. Then prohibit all pornography related businesses.
Sorry I don't see a chapter devoted to homosexuality. From what I see they are a group of strict constitutionalists who want more government in the
hands of the state rather than the fed.
I'm an agnostic and I don't support gay marrige or civil unions. Marrige is a religous principal. Even the civil union is based on a religous
principal. There is no major religon that supports gay marrige or doesn't view it as a sin. Why would a gay couple want to be married(a religous
principal) into a religon that condemns their lifestyle? Being as no major religons accept gay marrige then why would the government bother to
recognize it, being as it's a religous ceremony? A hetero couple that isn't married gets the same benefits and penalties as a gay couple. But hell
what I think doesn't matter leave it to the states to determine their policy. But because marrige is recognized in the tax code and there are
specific benefits and penalties the federal govt must have a definition. The framers didn't define marrige because everyone knew what it was, and a
homsexual marrige wouldn't have been allowed. I could give 2 sh!t$ what folks do but being as that portion of the tax code is based on a religous
principal then it should remain as a man and a woman. Now if states want to inact there own laws regard gay marrige, cool. They can adjust their
state code and insurance requirements etc....
A felony to issue a marrige cert to a gay couple or perform the ceremony is stupid. It belongs to the state courts.
Promoting homosexuality in public schools again should belong to the states. Teaching anything regarding homosexuality short of a govt class is
ridiculous anyway. Sex ed in the scientiffic sense has a place in schools, but not a how to have anal sex segment. It belongs at home. But I don't
think schools have any business handing out condoms anyway.
They want the legality of sodomy left up to the state. Now that's cool, but in my bedroom with my wife, we'll do what we like. The government has
no business regulating that. And the states should recognize that.
Banning all sex related businesses should be left to the states.
My only problem is the hypocricy of the platform. Texas supports state rights when it suits there needs and wants federal statutes to further their
agenda. They had it right with everything they wanted the states to handle. The only thing I found truly invasive is if they want to make sodomy
And I'm far from antigay. I live in New Orleans, homosexuality is accepted here moreso than anywhere else. But marrige is a religous principal.
If a gay couple truly wants to get married as a representation of their love, and their is a religon that will recognize it then go for it. I love my
wife and we would have been married even if we couldn't go on the same insurance or get some tax advantages. Because we love each other and that's
what we chose to do. I wouldn't care if the govt recognized it or not. Because our committment to eachother is the most important thing.