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Tea Party Silent About Gay Marriage

Tea Party Silent About Gay Marriage

Although Tea Party protests are more commonplace every day, there is one
issue members choose not to address. Tea Party groups
across the country have not made a public statement about gay marriage.

 

Avoiding controversial social issues keeps the Tea Party united by focusing solely on fiscal policies, according to The Washington Post. Without making a platform addressing issues such as gay marriage, the Tea Party can build more momentum and retain higher membership numbers.

Tea Party groups may not put gay marriage issues on their platforms, but they are very clear about who should regulate the legalizing or banning of gay marriage.

"I do think it's a state's right," Texas Tea Party coordinator Phillip Dennis said in the article. "I believe that if the people in Massachusetts want gay people to get married, then they should allow it, just as people in Utah do not support abortion. They should have the right to vote against that."

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