Issue Position: Family Values
I believe my values are shared with most Mississippians. As a Southern Baptist, I am a strong supporter of Christian family values. I do not support gay marriage and believe in the traditional definition of marriage. I have introduced an amendment to the Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Unelected judges in some states have taken action to change this traditional role of marriage in our country. It is important that those states do not impose their laws on Mississippi and other states that have rejected attempts to redefine marriage. I also oppose efforts to carve-out privileges for special groups or enact "hate crimes" legislation, which seeks to punish offenders for their thoughts instead of their actions.