Social Issues

Social Issues

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Every human being is a unique gift. Every human being deserves to be treated with equal dignity and respect.

Same-sex marriage

Everyone deserves to be treated equally, with dignity and respect.  I cannot think of anything more personal than someone’s sexual orientation.  Something so personal should not be a matter of federal policy.  That’s why I have reservations about the federal government defining marriage.  State governments are closer to people and provide the best place for same-sex marriage discussion and legislation.  Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people should know that we hear their concerns and we value them for who they are.

Women’s rights

Women are a gift to society.  They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.  This applies at all times, in all places, including the workplace.  Therefore, I support the Equal Rights Amendment. It is wrong to pay a woman less than an equally qualified man.

Abortion

I am pro-life.  Forty-one years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade declared every woman’s legal right to have an abortion.  I believe it is bad constitutional law and should be overturned.

And I think many pro-choice advocates would agree that at least a few restrictions are necessary.  After all, scientific research is finding developed fetuses can feel pain and survive outside the womb.  I believe most would agree with me that sex-selective abortions and partial-birth abortions are objectionable and unjust practices.  Rep. Carolyn Maloney, however, is not like most reasonable people in this regard.  In fact, her position is to the left of pro-choice advocates like NARAL, which draws the line at abortion for the purpose of sex selection.

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