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John Neely Kennedy on Civil Rights

Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)

 


Affirmative action is a fair chance

Affirmative action is a fair chance. How can you be against a fair chance?
Source: LA Senate Debate, in Times-Picayune , Oct 21, 2004

Constitutional definition of marriage

I support a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues” , Oct 20, 2004

Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage.

Kennedy co-sponsored respecting faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage

Congressional Summary: The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that:

  1. marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or
  2. sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.
Legal Argument Opposed: [Secular.org]: "The stated purpose of FADA is to protect the tax-exempt status, government contract, or any other federal benefit of those who do not comply with the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. This act's true impact would allow for sweeping, taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children--all under the guise of religious liberty. FADA would completely eviscerate the historic nondiscrimination Executive Order that President Obama signed last summer that prohibits federal contractors from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The First Amendment protects freedom of religion and freedom from religion, not the special privileges of the religiously affiliated at the expense of the fundamental rights of other Americans."

Political Argument Opposed: [ACLU, July 20, 2015]: The House of Representatives & leading anti-LGBT organizations are pushing a bill--disingenuously titled the First Amendment Defense Act--that would open the door to unprecedented taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people, single mothers, and unmarried couples. This bill would

Source: H.R.2802 16-HR2802 on Jun 17, 2015

Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.

Kennedy supports the AFA survey question on definition of marriage

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q3B on Nov 8, 2016

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