Mike Braun on Civil Rights



There only two genders; no biological males in girls' sports

We need to protect our children by making sure divisive theories like CRT or discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity have no place in our public schools. Indiana state laws should reinforce the simple truth that there are only two genders, biological males should not be allowed to compete in girls' sports, and "gender affirming care" should be banned for minors.
Source: 2024 Indiana Governor campaign website MikeBraunForIndiana , Oct 24, 2023

Enforce Court decision ending college affirmative action

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court struck a blow against institutionally-driven racism in the United States. In Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, the Supreme Court found [that colleges with affirmative action admissions] were impermissibly discriminating against certain applicants based exclusively on their race.

While the Court took a big step forward in eliminating racial discrimination in admissions, more work remains to be done. In his remarks in the wake of the landmark decision, President Biden proposed "a new standard, where colleges take into account the adversity a student has overcome, including racial discrimination that individuals have faced in their own lives."

We call upon the Biden administration to embrace the Court's holdings: racial discrimination [does not] have any place in schooling. The American people deserve no less than an Executive Branch committed to enforcing the law equally to all people without concern for their race.

Source: Ernst.Senate.Gov press release: for 2024 Indiana Senate race , Sep 12, 2023

Traditional marriage should be between a man & a woman

Gay Issues: Support gay marriage? Allow business owners not to serve gay customers on religious grounds?

Braun: Traditional marriage should be between a man & a woman. Backed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, letting businesses deny services to gays.

Donnelly: Supports gay marriage after earlier opposition. "One of the best things we can do is to try & make everyone feel welcome."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Indiana Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

Religious Freedom Act is not about LGBT discrimination

Summary by Kokomo Tribune, Sep 24, 2015:The most hot-button issue of all during the 2015 General Assembly, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was signed in March. Proponents of the bill said it was designed to keep local and state laws from "substantially burdening" the deeply-held religious principles of individuals, businesses or religious institutions. Those against the bill felt it opened a Pandora's box for discrimination against minorities, especially the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community. "This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it," Pence said at the time. "For more than 20 years, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never undermined our nation's anti-discrimination laws, and it will not in Indiana."

Legislative Summary: Passed House 63-31-5 on Mar/23/2015; State Rep. Mike Braun voted YES; Passed Senate 40-8-2 on Mar/24.

Source: Kokomo Tribune on Indiana Voting Records for bill SB101 , Mar 24, 2015

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KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
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Dale Folwell (R)
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vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
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ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
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NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
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vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
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vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
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