In the wake of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and California’s Recent Proposition 8, which recognized marriage as being between a man and a woman specifically in California, Ohio Valley Tea Party (OVTP) Chairman Tanner Salyers reiterates that the OVTP does not take a stance on social issues.
“We here at the Ohio Valley Tea Party have Five Pillars that we focus on and social issues don’t find themselves on our priority list.”
Salyers continued on to say that the OVTP focuses exclusively on issues directly related to the Five Pillars of the OVTP..
“We have our priorities, and social issues, while important, aren’t what we are about. We urge everyone to educate themselves on the different issues and find where they stand.”
Salyers went on to welcome people of all opinions into the Tea Party, “The OVTP is big tent. We welcome all ideas and opinions. At the end of the day we focus mostly on fiscal issues or policy issues. Everyone pays too much in taxes and too many elements of our lives are controlled by an excessively large government, and we want that to change. That’s why we are here, that’s what we do.”