Scott Keller on Civil Rights



The term "minority" should never be needed

Q: Do you agree with "empowering women & minorities but no affirmative action"?

A: That is accurate; correct at least without completely redefining "affirmative action". Actual stances:

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 11, 2013

No same-sex adoption; don't condone homosexual behavior

Q: Do you "fully support same-sex domestic partnerships"?

A: I only support the right of "same-sex" adults to enter into a contract, including a domestic partnership. I do not support the gay/lesbian lifestyle at all. I'd like for people to just live their lives and not share their sexual world with the public. Primarily I say the government should be out of the picture.

Q: Do you agree with that "Marriage is a state and local issue"?

A: This one's accurate--as local as possible and as non-government as possible.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 11, 2013

Other approach to hiring more women & minorities

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Require hiring more women & minorities"?

A: Strongly oppose. I don't believe in government getting involved outside of providing grants. I'd prefer to help women and minorities start their own businesses or find new approaches, rather than enslave them to a job, but they should have better education and the same options as everyone else. Again, "other approach".

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 10, 2013

Favors same-sex domestic partnership benefits

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Same-sex domestic partnership benefits"?

A: Favor, as I believe no two adults should be unable to enter into a mutually agreed upon contract. I prefer the government stay out of it and let adults enter contracts they want to live by. I do NOT condone the lifestyle, but I do support their freedom to live their lives as they choose.

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 10, 2013

I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Same-sex domestic partnership benefits"?

A: I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships and the equality of these partnerships under law. I believe that any two people should be able to enter into a contract, and have that contract honored. Benefits that comes as a result of a marriage contract should be viable in a civil union contract as well. I am an advocate of freedom. This is supposed to be a free country.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

Marriage is a state and local issue

I feel that the issue of marriage is a state and local issue. The federal government should not be making laws regulating or defining marriage. I would support the repeal of "The Defense of Marriage Act" which denies federal marriage rights to same sex couples and has been found unconstitutional; At the same time, when discrimination occurs on the state and local level, the federal government has the right and obligation to intervene and end it. On this point, the federal government should be involved.
Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

Empower women & minorities but no affirmative action

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities"?

A: I fully support equality in the workplace and in hiring practices, and the end of discrimination against women and minorities. However, I do not support affirmative action, which is effectively reverse discrimination, and doesn't ultimately solve the problems of racism and sexism. I favor new and innovative approaches to truly empowering women and minorities through local economic & business models. Local coop non-profit businesses, local economic models, untying the hands of non-profit and alternative model businesses greatly increase the career options available to all people because of the new employment needs they create. By working on a local level, community members who know each other and have a stake in their community will be working together, and corporate imposed discrimination will dissolve. We are all people, and we should not discriminate on the basis of race or gender.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Civil Rights: Scott Keller on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
David Dewhurst
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
David Alameel
Emily Sanchez
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Steve Stockman
Ted Cruz

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Won primary 2014:
GA-11:Barry Loudermilk(R)
MA-6 :Richard Tisei(R)
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

AL-6 :Gary Palmer(R)
AR-4 :Bruce Westerman(R)
CA-11:Mark DeSaulnier(R)
CA-33:Ted Lieu(D)
CA-35:Norma Torres(D)
CA-45:Mimi Walters(R)
CO-4 :Ken Buck(R)
GA-1 :Buddy Carter(R)
GA-10:Jody Hice(R)
IA-1 :Pat Murphy(D)
MI-4 :John Moolenaar(R)
MI-12:Debbie Dingell(D)
MI-14:Brenda Lawrence(D)
MN-6 :Tom Emmer(R)
NC-6 :Mark Walker(R)
NC-7 :David Rouzer(R)
NJ-12:Bonnie Watson Coleman(R)
NY-4 :Kathleen Rice(D)
OK-5 :Steve Russell(R)
PA-13:Brendan Boyle(D)
TX-36:Brian Babin(R)
UT-4 :Mia Love(R)
VA-8 :Don Beyer(D)

Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
HI-1: Charles Djou(R)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
KS-4: Todd Tiahrt(R)
MI-4: Peter Konetchy(R)
MI-14:Hansen Clarke(D)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Lost primary 2014:
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
MA-6: John Tierney(D)
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)
MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio(R)

Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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