The Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party John Sigler today released the following statement concerning traditional marriage in the hours leading up to the vote in the State House of Representatives on marriage.
“During the coming days and weeks the Delaware General Assembly will be wrestling with the issue of defining marriage within the State of Delaware for this and future generations of Delawareans. The position of the Republican Party is clear and is set forth in unequivocal terms in the Republican National Platform of 2012 for everyone to see, as follows:
“The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation. It has been proven by both experience and endless social science studies that traditional marriage is best for children. Children raised in intact married families are more likely to attend college, are physically and emotionally healthier, are less likely to use drugs or alcohol, engage in crime, or get pregnant outside of marriage. The success of marriage directly impacts the economic well-being of individuals. Furthermore, the future of marriage affects freedom. The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs, but also to more government control over the lives of its citizens in all aspects. We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage. We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.”
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