Defense of Marriage Act in NC

September 28th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 4 Responses

  1. BobM says:

    I agree with huckme. What we are talking about here is a matter of our personnel relationship with God. It is my believe that the Sacrament of marriage is, according to scripture, between one man and one woman.
    I understand that this becomes complicated in legal matters of benefits. That should only concern the public when it involves public employees paid with our tax dollars.
    Woudn’t we minimize this by simply reducing the size and scope of government.
    It seems to me to be an unnecessary reach for the State to state the obvious.

  2. huckme says:

    What does this have to do with taxes and fiscal Conservatism? This is the type of thing that caused people to leave the TEA party – too many groups bringing their pet issues of social conservatism and neoconservative foreign policy to a movement that should be focused like a laser beam on issues we can all agree on that directly relate to taxes: Cut the size of federal government in ALL areas including entitlements and military, no more deficit spending, return to a sound monetary policy, and reduce taxes.

    Instead we see “tea party” groups that are no different from the GOP: Focusing on hot button social conservative issues like gay marriage, continuing to support the expensive interventionist foreign policies of the neoconservatives, and backing candidates with a long history of being big government “conservatives”.

  3. Jeff Rau says:

    A constitutional ban? Perhaps state laws making divorce more difficult. Show an actual reason such as adultry or spousal abuse. Irreconcilable differences are why boyfriends/girlfriends break up. Marriage is supposed to be a much deeper commitment.

  4. Gavin says:

    Would anyone here consider a constitutional ban on divorce? I mean, if our goal is to define and defend marriage, then that seems more urgent than a gay marriage ban. Last I checked, when you marry you take a vow, before God, that you will honor the commitment you are making. You know, that whole “To have and to hold, in sickness and in heath, ’til death do you part” thing…. 52% percent of marriages end in divorce, while only about 2% of couples with intention of marrying are gay. So maybe the biggest threat to the institution of marriage is our growing institution of divorce, and not the gay community.

    Just some food for thought,
    Gavin