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Jon Ossoff on Civil Rights

 

 


Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign

[The HRC, a pro-GLBT organization, said]: "We need pro-equality champions like Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to help usher in a pro-equality majority in the U.S. Senate," said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. "Both Ossoff and Warnock will prioritize the passage of the Equality Act if elected, and their historic races will be our highest priority in the coming weeks and months.
Source: HRC on 2020 Georgia Senate endorsements , Nov 5, 2020

Supports LGBTQ rights & Equality Act

Q: Support gay marriage and other LGBTQ rights issues?

Ossoff: Yes. Supports LGBTQ Rights, and Equality Act against discrimination for gender or orientation.

Perdue: No. Sees marriage as "between one man and one woman." In legalizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court "overstepped" its role.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

We need a new Civil Rights Act to deal with systemic bias

Race and class bias are systemically embedded in laws and institutions, and especially in our criminal justice system. Racial profiling, brutality, disparate and inequitable outcomes for people are daily occurrences in America. It's a systemic problem, and we need a new Civil Rights Act that will empower the Department of Justice, civil rights division, to hold officers, departments, prosecutors, and judges accountable where there's profiling, brutality, or systemic race or class bias.
Source: Atlanta magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 23, 2020

For Equality Act, opposes any military ban

I'll fight for equal rights and equal protection under the law for all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. I will defend marriage equality and the right of gay couples to adopt children. I will support the Equality Act and vote to expand Federal anti-discrimination statutes to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. I will oppose efforts to re-impose the ban on military service by openly gay Americans.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com , Jul 2, 2020

Can no longer go down a path of racism

On racism: "This is not a moment to let up--this is a moment to double down," Ossoff said. "The president of the United States and his allies in Congress are leading this country down a dark path and we can go down this path no longer. We can no longer go down a path of authoritarianism, of racism, of corruption. We are better than this and Georgia is better than this."
Source: ABC News on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Jun 10, 2020

Fight discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

As our representative in Congress, Jon will fight tirelessly against discrimination, hate speech, or violence against Americans on the basis of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or place of birth.

Jon will stand up for due process and equal treatment under law for all of us, regardless of race or income level. Jon will honor law enforcement and stand up for Georgians who are mistreated by the criminal justice system.

Source: 2017 Georgia House campaign website, ElectJon.com , Apr 21, 2017

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Jason Carter
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Nathan Deal
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Sonny Perdue
Stacey Abrams
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David Perdue
Derrick Grayson
Doug Collins
Ed Tarver
Jason Carter
Jim Barksdale
John Barrow
Johnny Isakson
Kelly Loeffler
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Shane Hazel
Ted Terry
Teresa Tomlinson
Tom Price
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