Family

The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman without exception. 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. We are opposed to amending the Ohio Constitution in any manner for the purpose of defining marriage as any relationship other than between one man and one woman.

We reject the notion that sexual offenders are deserving of legal favor or special protection, and affirm the rights of states and localities to prohibit offensive sexual behavior. We oppose all efforts to impose a new sexual legal order through the State of Ohio or federal court systems. We stand against so-called "sexual orientation" and "hate crime" statutes that attempt to legitimize inappropriate sexual behavior and to stifle public resistance to its expression. We oppose government funding or other requirements upon the general public or private institutions and corporations of the State of Ohio requiring the offer of "partner" benefits for unmarried individuals. Finally, we oppose any legal recognition of homosexual unions.

We recognize that parents have the fundamental right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children. We oppose the assumption of any of these responsibilities by any governmental agency without the express delegation of the parents or legal due process. We affirm the value of the father and the mother in the home, and we oppose efforts to legalize adoption of children by homosexual singles or couples.