Saturday, April 22, 2006
Issue 3 ----- Gay Marriage
Candidates Express Their Views on Gay Marriage and Civil Unions
We asked the candidates for their responses to 13 questions. Over the next few days, we will post their answers. We put the candidates names in the blogomatic candidate randomization selector, so the order of their answers is totally random. Here's the third of our questions.
Do you favor legislation allowing civil unions for homosexual couples?
In 1996 a law passed that defined marriage as a civil contract between one man and one woman. As it stands, I support that law. I do think that it is possible to allow civil unions to have similar benefits as extended to those through marriage without having to change Pennsylvania’s Constitution.
I do not favor legislation allowing civil unions for homosexuals.
No. I support the concept that marriage is solely the union of a man and a woman.
No. Marriage is between a man and a women and I support a constitutional amendment to prevent activist judges from overturning the will of the people on this issue.
Bigus did not respond to our questionnaire and we did not find this issue addressed on his web site.
As your next State Senator, I will support the appointment and confirmation of judges who respect our faimly values, including the protection of our traditional institution of marriage.