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Walter Mondale on Civil Rights


Supports gay spousal benefits but not gay marriage

Mondale said he does not favor treating same sex unions as marriages, but he supports giving gay partners legal and employment benefits as though they were spouses.
Source: Eric Black, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Nov 1, 2002

Sponsored open housing amendment to the Civil Rights Act

[In the Senate, Mondale] surprised everyone by forging the legislative compromise that led to the enactment of an open housing amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Source: Senate Historical Office, Vice Presidents of the US Jan 1, 1997

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