Proud to Stand by People of all Genders and Orientations

The Libertarian Party (LP) believes in the individuals’ right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That means everyone should live their life however they choose so long as they do not harm anyone else. It means empowering individuals to live their lives according to their own moral compass and keeping the government out of the bedroom.

Unafraid of Hostile Political Climates

Libertarian candidates, including the party’s 1976 presidential nominee, Roger MacBride, have been bravely calling for marriage equality since long before it was politically correct. In fact, they’ve been doing so when it was considered downright dangerous.

David Boaz, Vice President of the Cato Institute, noted in a column in The Advocate , ‘The Libertarian Party endorsed gay rights with its first platform in 1972 — the same year the Democratic nominee for vice president referred to ‘queers’ in a Chicago speech. In 1976 the Libertarian Party issued a pamphlet calling for an end to antigay laws and endorsing full marriage rights.’

Where Does the LP Stand on Other Issues?

In short, we stand for you. We believe in people over politics. We audaciously believe that you are more qualified to make decisions for yourself than the government is.

For an overview of our party positions, read more about Our Party

For a deep dive into policy particulars, read the Platform