Friday, January 9, 2009

Boston Tea Party resolution on gay marriage

From the BTP site:

"Whereas a majority of voters in the states of California, Arizona and Florida decided on November 4, 2008 that their state governments should not recognize marriages between two people of the same sex; and

"Whereas, although in a free society 'marriage' would
be of no concern to states (or government in any form), present conditions grant special privileges and immunities to those under formal marriage-contract, and

"Whereas discrimination against ANY voluntary segment of society by government entities is both abhorrent and a violation of the Bill of Rights ...

"Be it RESOLVED that the Boston Tea Party supports the rights of all people at home and abroad (including Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) people) to equal rights, privileges and immunities under the law and

"Be it further RESOLVED that the Boston Tea Party calls for an immediate repeal of all state and federal laws attempting or intending to restrict or define the term 'marriage.'"

1 comment:

Freedom's Truth said...

"Whereas, although in a free society 'marriage' would
be of no concern to states (or government in any form), "

This statement is nonsensical.
Just from the perspective of defining the rights of children, of providing the rights of parents, and defining the legal rights and responsibilities inherent in the family structure.