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Alex Pires on Civil Rights

 


Women are treated disproportionately poorly

One audience member noted the political preoccupation with abortion and contraception, and if they thought human rights or religious rights were more important. "We have 100 Senators; 17 of them are women," Pires said. "I think women are treated disproportionately poor." The government should focus on human rights; religion is a personal matter, he said.
Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate , Oct 19, 2012

Gay people are equal

Carper said it is up to the states' legislatures to decide who can get married in their state. Pires criticized Carper for speaking in "double-talk" while answering "I support gay marriage. Gay people are equal."
Source: Newark Post on 2012 Delaware Senate debate , Oct 19, 2012

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

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