Scott Keller on Civil Rights


I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Same-sex domestic partnership benefits"?

A: I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships and the equality of these partnerships under law. I believe that any two people should be able to enter into a contract, and have that contract honored. Benefits that comes as a result of a marriage contract should be viable in a civil union contract as well. I am an advocate of freedom. This is supposed to be a free country.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

Marriage is a state and local issue

I feel that the issue of marriage is a state and local issue. The federal government should not be making laws regulating or defining marriage. I would support the repeal of "The Defense of Marriage Act" which denies federal marriage rights to same sex couples and has been found unconstitutional; At the same time, when discrimination occurs on the state and local level, the federal government has the right and obligation to intervene and end it. On this point, the federal government should be involved.
Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

Empower women & minorities but no affirmative action

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities"?

A: I fully support equality in the workplace and in hiring practices, and the end of discrimination against women and minorities. However, I do not support affirmative action, which is effectively reverse discrimination, and doesn't ultimately solve the problems of racism and sexism. I favor new and innovative approaches to truly empowering women and minorities through local economic & business models. Local coop non-profit businesses, local economic models, untying the hands of non-profit and alternative model businesses greatly increase the career options available to all people because of the new employment needs they create. By working on a local level, community members who know each other and have a stake in their community will be working together, and corporate imposed discrimination will dissolve. We are all people, and we should not discriminate on the basis of race or gender.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

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