Jay Dardenne on Civil Rights
Constitutional amendment against gay marriage
As a State Senator, Jay voted for the Constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman. He is pro-traditional marriage but believes that the government does not have the right to
create any unwarranted regulation into people's private lives. Jay voted to de-criminalize consensual and private heterosexual relations.
Source: 2015 Gubernatorial campaign website, JayDardenne.com
, Apr 1, 2015
OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues
The Louisiana Electorate of Gays and Lesbians, Inc. rated Dardenne 50% on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity issues for the 1993-1995 legislative session, indicating a mixed record on GLBT rights.
Their self-description: "Louisiana
Electorate of Gays And Lesbians (LEGAL) is a statewide, not-for-profit lesbian and gay human rights organization.
Since 1993 LEGAL has been working for the equal rights of Louisiana's lesbians and gay men, utilizing intelligent planning, uncommon strategies and innovative ideas.
LEGAL organizes throughout the state, advocates civic action, and works with local human rights groups for the civil liberties and safety of all of Louisiana's lesbians and gay men."
Source: VoteSmart ratings for 2015-2016 Louisiana gubernatorial race
, Nov 1, 1995
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