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Adam Laxalt on Civil Rights

 

 


Religious right of no business with gay couples

Q: Support gay marriage and related issues?

Adam Laxalt (R): In 2014 said would have defended Nevada gay marriage ban. Joined suit defending religious right of florist to not create arrangement for gay couple.

Steve Sisolak (D): Yes. Strong gay rights supporter, endorsed by major gay rights groups.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

1996: opposed same-sex marriage; 2018: supports equality

A 1996 "political courage test" published by VoteSmart.org shows Sisolak, then running for a Henderson-area state Senate seat, did not support the legalization of same-sex marriages.

Sisolak directed his response toward progressive primary voters, stressing his support for women and minority groups without denying that his stances had shifted on some issues. "This was a survey from 22 years ago," Sisolak wrote in a statement to the Reno Gazette Journal. "Like many people, you learn and grow as times change. And I think that's important."

The VoteSmart questionnaire shows Sisolak did not support same sex marriages in Nevada. Today, he says he couldn't be happier that marriage equality is the law of the land.

Sisolak's campaign cited those same remarks as evidence of his support for the LGBT community, adding in a statement that there was still more to be done to protect that and other minority groups.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal on 2018 Nevada governor race , Jan 29, 2018

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