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Science on homosexuality is unsettled; behavior is a choice

Sam Clovis has argued that homosexuality is a choice and that the sanctioning of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia, a CNN KFile review of Clovis' writings and speeches has found. Clovis made the comments between 2012 and 2014 in his capacity as a talk radio host, political activist, and briefly as a candidate for US Senate in Iowa.

Clovis has repeatedly argued that the science on homosexuality is unsettled and that "LGBT behavior" is a choice. The American Psychological Association has said that while there is no scientific consensus on the causes of sexual orientation, "most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation."

Asked for comment on Clovis' beliefs surrounding the science of homosexuality, a USDA spokeswoman told CNN: "The Supreme Court settled the issue in 2015." The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Source: CNN.com coverage of 2017 Trump Administration nominations , Aug 21, 2017

Government shouldn't redefine marriage

Question topic: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Clovis: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Affirmative Action is insulting and racist

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities"?

A: The free market encourages companies to hire the best qualified workers available. Affirmative Action is insulting and racist in that it implies that only by quotas will women and minorities achieve employment. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jan 24, 2014

Marriage should be between a man and a woman

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Comfortable with same-sex marriage"?

A: Marriage should be between a man and a woman. Traditional nuclear family is the fundamental building block of society and is the social construct that provides the best opportunity for success of the children in life socially and economically. See recent Harvard University study for corroboration.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jan 24, 2014

Family begins with one man and one woman

One of the four pillars of American strength is the traditional, nuclear family. That family begins with one man and one woman brought together in holy matrimony and from this union should come the children that fill out the family unit. This model works and clearly provides the strongest economic, social and psychological base for this most important building block of society.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, Iowans4SamClovis.com, "Issues" , Nov 11, 2013

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