Position on HB 1351 and SB 5336: Domestic Partnerships
The Constitution Party Platform states:
"The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family, and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy, and prosperous social order. No government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted."
That being said, the proper role of government is to support the institution of the natural family as God ordained it.
HB 1351 and SB 5336 attempt to violate this principle by seeking to establish same-sex marriage by changing its name to "domestic partnership" and by defining the rules and regulations of such relationships. These partnerships, to be recognized and legal, must be state-registered. A marriage must be state- registered to be legal. The partnership form will be available at county clerks offices as is a marriage license application. The age of consent to a partnership is 18 years as is for marriage. A domestic partner cannot be in a current marriage or other legal domestic partnership as in marriage. A domestic partner cannot be related to the other partner as determined by marriage laws. Both domestic partners must be of the same sex; or if heterosexual, one must be over 62 years of age. These bills also determine the ways in which these relationships may be dissolved, that is "divorced."
Domestic partnerships are a way of destroying the Natural Family. The Natural Family is
understood to be father, mother, children and sometimes extended family, a legal entity
brought about by God-ordained marriage and the God-ordained method of reproduction or by
adoption. It is the basic building block of any successful society. Civilizations that have
built upon other foundations or allowed alternative lifestyles to pervade them, such as Rome
or Greece, no longer
exist as world powers.