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Dino Rossi on Civil Rights

 


Vetoed allowing public breast feeding

I hereby disapprove and veto Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 148.

The Bill clarifies that a mother breast feeding a child shall not be considered indecent exposure. The Bill, passed by the Legislature on March 8,2007, will conflict with Enrolled Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 2498, a Bill passed by the Legislature on March 10, 2007. Both Bills amend W.Va. Code 61-8-9; however, the amendments of Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 148 are not reflected in Enrolled Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 2498.

Although I support the intent of Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 148, the provisions of Enrolled Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 2498, having been passed after this Bill, would control, thereby making my approval of this Bill fruitless. For this reason, I must veto Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 148. However, I would encourage the Legislature to promptly consider this measure again in the near future.

Source: Veto letter as governor Mar 14, 2007

Prosecute cases of discrimination in public & private sector

Source: WA Gubernatorial 1996 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

No same-sex marriage; no orientation in anti-discrimination

Q: Do you believe that the Washington government should recognize same-sex marriages?

A: No.

Q: Do you believe that sexual orientation should be added to Washington's anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

Source: WA Gubernatorial 1996 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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