Chad Taylor on Civil Rights



Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work

I was raised by a strong, smart woman; I married a strong, smart woman; I work with strong, smart women every day. I trust the women of Kansas to make the best decisions for their health. I recognize it's not my role as a male government official to make those choices for them.

I have long been an advocate for equality in our society and workplace, which is why I support measures such as equal pay for equal work. There is no excuse for a pay discrepancy based on gender. Period.

I will be an advocate for equality, supporting measures such as the Violence Against Women Act, which Senator Pat Roberts voted against. I will fight to ensure fairness under the law.

Source: 2014 Kansas Senate campaign website, TaylorForUSSenate.com , Sep 1, 2014

Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

While the Senate does not typically vote on the legality of marriage, the stage has been set for federal legal challenges over the next two years. Based on legal precedent, I would expect the Supreme Court to rule based on the Commerce Clause, wherein a contract in one state is valid in another, thus making bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Source: 2014 Kansas Senate campaign website, TaylorForUSSenate.com , Sep 1, 2014

Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case

A Third Judicial District jury this morning returned a guilty verdict against Justin Dan Elnicki, 32, Topeka, Kansas. The jury, after deliberating for a half day, found Mr. Elnicki guilty of one count of rape, a level one person felony.

"Today's verdict is a just result and should finally ensure that this violent predator will be removed from our community," said Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor. "I would like to thank the jury for their service and for ensuring that justice was served today. I would also like to personally thank the victim who over the past decade has repeatedly demonstrated a courage and fortitude few people possess."

The District Attorney's Office originally filed charges against Mr. Elnicki in 2001. Twice Mr. Elnicki's conviction was overturned and remanded to the trial court for a new trial. Elnicki will be sentenced on December 10, 2010 at 9:00 am by Judge Richard D. Anderson.

Source: D.A. office press release: 2014 Kansas Senate race , Oct 6, 2010

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