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FactCheck: Biblical marriage includes polygamy and chattel

Clay Higgins, the Representative-Elect from Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, says, "I define marriage Biblically, as between one man and one woman." So we looked up some Biblical definitions of marriage:We doubt that Rep.-Elect Higgins believes in polygamy, concubinage, female inferiority, or wives as chattel--so perhaps he should more carefully define "Biblical marriage."
Source: OnTheIssues FactCheck on 2016 Louisiana House campaign , Dec 12, 2016

I define marriage Biblically: one man and one woman

I define marriage Biblically, as between one man and one woman. That being said, I do not believe that love can be statutorily defined and I support every Americans right to pursue happiness as they see fit regarding the choice of whom they love. I have one very good gay friend; he lives in Nevada. If he decides to get married, within the legal parameters of his State, and if he invites me to the wedding, I'll attend if I am able. However, although I support the individuals freedom to marry I also support a States right to regulate marriage and its definition according to the will of the people of that state. Further, I stand opposed to any state or federal mandate that requires an American citizen to betray their own moral fabric and be forced to participate in any endeavor or ceremony which is inconsistent with their religious convictions. Non-Traditional marriage is both an individual's rights issue and a States rights issue. I stand firmly rooted in my Constitutionally sound position on both.
Source: 2016 Louisiana House campaign website CaptainHiggins.com , Dec 10, 2016

Opposes same-sex marriage.

Higgins opposes the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q3 on Nov 8, 2016

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