The Oregon Republican Party believes that the traditional family, formed through the marriage of
one man and one woman, is ordained by God our Creator and is the foundation of our society. This
environment is optimal for raising children to be responsible, self‐sufficient, productive citizens.
6.1 Government intervention involving the family must be kept to an absolute minimum and
be subject to due process.
6.2 Marriage is between one man and one woman.
6.3 Every person has a fundamental right to life that begins at conception and endures to the
natural conclusion of life. We strongly oppose abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and
assisted suicide, including any government funding of these deadly practices.
6.4 We advocate for adoption and life-affirming pregnancy resources.
6.5 We advocate for a child’s health, well-being, and security. When judicial due process
determines parents to be unfit to raise children, state and local governments have the
responsibility to intervene. In those cases, the grandparents or other immediate family
members shall be given first consideration for guardianship.
6.6 We support measures that will protect the integrity of the family from matters that
contribute to its breakdown. We oppose all forms of sexual exploitation, including gender
reassignment, human trafficking, pornography, and prostitution.
6.7 There are only two sexes, male and female, based on a person’s biological sex at birth. We
oppose unassigned gender identity at birth. We encourage the natural expression of those
genders, masculine and feminine. We affirm that both are valuable in the raising of
6.8 We value senior citizens and recognize that their life experiences, institutional knowledge,
wisdom, and continuing contributions to society are invaluable.