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Libertarian Party on Civil Rights

Party Platform


Support individual’s right to choose, even if we disapprove

Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. Our support of an individual’s right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices.
Source: National platform adopted at Denver L.P. convention , May 30, 2008

Repeal all laws against homosexuality

We advocate the repeal of laws regarding consensual sexual relations, including prostitution, and the cessation of state harassment of homosexuals; [and] the repeal of laws prohibiting the distribution of sexually explicit material.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

Right to complete freedom of expression includes pornography

We defend the rights of individuals to unrestricted freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right of individuals to dissent from government itself. We oppose any abridgment of the freedom of speech through government censorship, regulation or control of communications media, including, but not limited to, laws concerning: Obscenity, including “pornography.”
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

Redress the wrongs of the U.S. towards the Indians

The rights of American Indians have been usurped over the years. We support the following remedies: (1) individuals should be free to select their own citizenship, (2) Indians should have their property rights restored, including rights of easement, access, hunting, and fishing, (3) the Bureau of Indian Affairs should be abolished leaving tribal members to determine their own system of governance, and (4) negotiations should be undertaken to resolve all differences between tribes and government.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

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Page last updated: Oct 10, 2013