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Richard Tarrant on Civil Rights

 


Don't use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage

Senate Republican leaders in Washington tried to bring up a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage for a vote last week but they lacked the votes to have the bill considered on the floor. Richard Tarrant says it's wrong to use the Constitution to address this issue: Tarrant says, "This clearly is one special interest against another special interest and I think the Constitution is clearly not the place for that so I don't think it should have never been introduced."
Source: Bob Kinzel series of interviews on Vermont Public Radio Jun 12, 2006

Marriage should be one man & one woman, but no Amendment

either. "Rich Tarrant believes marriage is between a man and a woman," said campaign manager Tim Lennon. "But we oppose the marriage amendment, as well. We believe it's the role of the states." Most of the leading congressional candidates from Vermont say they would have opposed the proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned gay couples from marrying. Republican Richard Tarrant said he did not support the constitutional amendment,
Source: Ross Sneyd in Associated Press Jun 8, 2006

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