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Charlie Hardy on Civil Rights

 


Equal pay for equal work

As a former priest, I believe that government should not interfere in the personal relations between adults. Just as the uniqueness of each flower in a garden is recognized as beautiful, so should the uniqueness of each individual be accepted and treasured. Our campaign stands strong for full marriage equality for all, equal pay for equal work, and investments in social welfare, job creation, and education to ensure that all people have adequate opportunities in life.
Source: DemocracyForAmerica.com on 2014 Kansas Senate race , May 2, 2014

Supports same-sex marriage and all sexual identities

Hardy is a populist with left-of-center views of many issues, including the minimum wage--he wants it raised--same-sex marriage, which he supports, with the government licensing couples to form a union and churches dealing with religious issues, and abortion, which he said is a private matter for a woman to decide.

Hardy said he is not convinced that he is out of step with most residents in the state. In fact, he rejects the theory that the Cowboy State is filled with deeply conservative people devoted to the Republican Party. "Because I don't believe that's where the majority of Wyoming is," he said. "That's what our image is."

Hardy said people of all sexual identities deserve respect. God made people differently, Hardy said, and to not accept that is an "insult to God." "We're all different people," he said. "I think we need to respect the uniqueness of every person."

Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race , Mar 18, 2014

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