State of Delaware secondary Archives: on Civil Rights


Alex Pires: Unequivocal support for legalization of same-sex marriage

Wade called same-sex marriage a "fringe issue" and a distraction to real issues of concern to voters. "They worry about jobs, their homes, this country and the future of their children and grandchildren," he said.

Pires unequivocally supported legalization of same-sex marriage. Carper offered more tepid support but said he supports the repeal of a Bill Clinton-era law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Carper only recently reversed his position on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Kevin Wade: Same-sex marriage is a "fringe issue" and a distraction

Wade called same-sex marriage a "fringe issue" and a distraction to real issues of concern to voters. "They worry about jobs, their homes, this country and the future of their children and grandchildren," he said.

Pires unequivocally supported legalization of same-sex marriage. Carper offered more tepid support but said he supports the repeal of a Bill Clinton-era law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Carper only recently reversed his position on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Tom Carper: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

Wade called same-sex marriage a "fringe issue" and a distraction to real issues of concern to voters. "They worry about jobs, their homes, this country and the future of their children and grandchildren," he said.

Pires unequivocally supported legalization of same-sex marriage. Carper offered more tepid support but said he supports the repeal of a Bill Clinton-era law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Carper only recently reversed his position on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Ruth Ann Minner: Civil unions yes; marriage no

Q: Should Delaware recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: Yes. Marriage already restricted in Delaware to man and woman

Source: 2004 Del. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Ruth Ann Minner: Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas

Q: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on public employment or state contracting?

A: Efforts should be made in all areas to increase minority applications, but quotas should not be used.

Source: 2004 Del. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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