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George Maragos on Civil Rights

 


Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage

Over all, the debate showcased far more policy similarities than differences--all three candidates said they supported hydraulic fracturing, for instance. But they tussled ever so slightly even in areas where they agreed, like same-sex marriage.

Maragos criticized Wendy Long for not publicly advocating the repeal of same-sex marriage in New York. Long said that was not her role, given that she was not a state lawmaker, but Maragos pressed further, saying it was her duty, since she had the backing of the State Conservative Party--a distinction that Long has eagerly publicized.

Turner was not eager to discuss the subject. "This ship has sailed in New York," he said. "I want to keep the focus on jobs and the economy. The Gillibrand record, the Obama record--that's what this is going to be about."

In a lightning round of questions, Long said she would refuse to attend a same-sex wedding on principle.

Source: New York Times on 2012 N.Y. Senate debates , Jun 17, 2012

Marriage should be between a man and a woman

On Marriage Equality: I personally believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, maragos4ny.com,"Issues" , Jan 18, 2012

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