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Dan Mongiardo on Civil Rights

2004 former Democratic challenger for Senate (KY)


Supported applying anti-bullying law to gays

Mongiardo and Bunning both oppose gay marriage. Mongiardo co-sponsored S.B. 245, Kentucky’s pending constitutional amendment against gay marriage. “Jim Bunning & I may agree on the definition of marriage, but we obviously don’t agree on the importance of ending discrimination in America,” said Mongiardo. “I will always stand up to discrimination as a US Senator.”

Mongiardo has been a proponent of anti-bullying legislation as a State Senator. Senate Bill 113 would have required school discipline codes to prohibit “harassment, intimidation or bullying of a student” for any of the characteristics listed in Kentucky’s hate crime law race, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation. Bunning has voted against hate crime protections in the past. Yesterday’s measure would also add the three new categories of protected groups and would eliminate a current restriction limiting federal intervention to cases where victims are engaged in federally protected activities, such as voting.

Source: Press Releases, “Discrimination” Jun 16, 2004

No affirmative action in schools or government

Affirmative Action: Which of the following state agencies should take race and sex into account when making employment decisions?

Q: College and university admissions

A: No.

Q: Public employment

A: No.

Q: State contracting

A: No.

Source: 2000 KY National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2000

No civil unions, no same-sex marriage

Q: Should Kentucky include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

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

A: No.

Q: Should Kentucky restrict marriage to a relationship only between a man and a woman?

A: Yes.

Source: 2000 KY National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2000

Other candidates on Civil Rights: Dan Mongiardo on other issues:
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