GA Libertarians Say Olens’ Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban “Indefensible”

July 23, 2014 11:51 am

by Ed · 3 comments

The Libertarian Party of Georgia slammed Attorney General Sam Olens’ brief in defense of Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriages.

Olens filed the brief on Tuesday. In April, class action lawsuit against the ban was filed by Lambda Legal.

In a press release, LPG chairman Doug Craig said:

“We believe marriage is a fundamental right retained by the people and that this right extends to same-sex couples. Our state constitution should be limited to restricting the powers of government – not the rights of the citizens. Attorney General Sam Olens’ defense of this ban is indefensible.”

The statement continued: “According to Craig, the popularity of any issue should never be used to limit or prohibit rights of a minority. Equal protection under the law is one of most basic rights we have as citizens. Government should not be involved in personal relationships.”

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Chris Huttman July 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

Good for libertarians. Olens can’t catch a break lately. Probably a good lesson in not to run for an office you’re not really interested in from a party/ideology you don’t actually believe in.

joejohns July 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I am in love with a man and three women. All 5 of us are in love with each other. We wish together to become husbands and wives of each other. We have a fundamental right to marry whomever we want. However Georgia does not give us our fundamental right to a plural marriage. Can I count on support from LPG in getting Georgia to recognize plural marriage so that me and my boyfriend and my girlfriends can marry each other like we want to do?

Harry July 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Are any of them underage?