Andy McGuire on Civil Rights
Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment
Over a decade ago, Iowa was one of the leading voices in the fight to legalize marriage equality. We should be proud of the progress we've made while recognizing the struggles that remain and the tasks at hand. With Republicans controlling both the Iowa
House and Senate, we must be vigilant in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and equality and work to elect a governor who can always be counted on to stand with the LGBTQ+ community. I want to be that voice, and I can guarantee that the LGBTQ+ community will
always have an ally if I am elected governor.
As governor, I will also fight to end conversion therapy, a heinous and despicable practice that has no place anywhere in society. It's torture, not treatment. You cannot "pray the gay away".
Being LGBTQ+ is not a disease. We cannot, and we should not seek to "treat" or "cure" it. Iowa can be a leader in the LGBTQ+ community, once again, by joining nine other states that have banned this dangerous and misguided draconian practice.
Source: 2018 Iowa Governor campaign website McGuireForGovernor.com
, Mar 21, 2018
Elect women who will fight for equality
We are far from finished in the fight for women's equality. We need female voices in government who will take a tough stand against any and all types of gender discrimination. We need to elect women who will stand up to
President Trump when he publicly and unabashedly objectifies women. We need women who won't turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in the workplace. And we need women in government who will improve women's access to health care, not create more barriers.
Source: 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial website McGuireForGovernor.com
, Aug 31, 2017
Page last updated: Aug 17, 2018