South Carolina GOP Says Purity Pledge Illegal
Candidates in Laurens County asked candidates in a June 12 Republican primary to take a pledge.
…those who file to run in the June 12 Republican primary [must] promise they did not have premarital sex, will be faithful to their spouses and will not watch porn while also fighting to protect gun rights.
The 28-point pledge also requires candidates to:
• Oppose abortion, in any circumstances
• Endorse the ideas of balanced state and federal budgets
• Hold a high regard for U.S. sovereignty and be committed to peace through “strength in foreign policy”
• Not favor any government action to allow civil unions by same-sex couples