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Derrick Grayson on Civil Rights

 

 


Government should be involved in marriage, civil unions

I'm Christian and I follow marriage as prescribed by the Bible. Government has no business in marriage. States should abandon the license requirement. Marriage is a civil issue, a private contract and should be addressed as such. Christian churches, if they desire not to, should not be forced to perform gay weddings. I ascribe to the Judeo/Christian definition of marriage, a union between a man and a woman. All others I view as civil unions and are also not the business of the government.
Source: 2019-20 Georgia Senate campaign website GraysonForGA.com , Nov 22, 2019

Government ain't got no business being involved in marriage

A softened stance on same-sex marriage seems nearly impossible in the ultra-conservative political landscape of Georgia--especially given the fact that Michelle Nunn, the presumed Democratic candidate, won't even voice support for the liberal bedrock. However, Grayson has managed to find his footing on a middle ground.

"The government ain't got no business being involved in marriage," he claims. "Any laws that deal with marriage that are on the government's rolls need to be rescinded. Marriage is a church thing; that's a religious thing. If there are gay people out there that want to get married, let them find a gay church."

In the spirit of a truly unbiased constitutionalist, Grayson goes on to express his approval of civil unions in the eyes of the law. "Let me be clear now--I do not support same-sex unions as a Christian, but I would not stand in the way of two individuals if that's what they want to do," he says. "If that is their pursuit of happiness, then I want them to have it."

Source: CommDigiNews.com on 2016 Georgia Senate race , Mar 24, 2014

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