The Higher Ground Moral Declaration
ON LGBTQ RIghts
Moral and Constitutional Foundation
Galatians 3:28. Here is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Preamble of the Constitution of the United States. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Constitution of the United States, 14 Amendment, Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Questions for Candidates
Although marriage equality is the law of the land, LGBTQ citizens continue to face discrimination in many spheres of social life. Will you stand to safeguard the rights of LGBTQ citizens to be free of discrimination or attack because of their sexual or gender orientation?
We believe LGBTQ equality is a moral issue. Do you? If not, please explain why.