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Matt Rosendale on Civil Rights

 

 


Media portrays racial relations as worse than they are

Q: Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

A: No. The media likes to portray racial relations in this country to be worse than they really are. I believe our country and its people are far better than the media portrays.

Source: iVoterGuide on 2020 House MT-0 race , Oct 9, 2020

Keep criminalization of gay sex

SB 107: To revise deviate sexual conduct laws.

Analysis by The Atlantic: Under Montana's state legislation, gay sex, [before this bill, was] a felony punishable with up to 10 years in jail and a $50,000 fine. SB 107 would change the definition of "deviate sexual relations" in the state--a full 16 years after the state Supreme Court ruled that the language criminalizing gay sex as unconstitutional--and no longer lump in gay sex as the same kind of crime as having sex with an animal.

The bloc of 36 Republicans want to keep the law in place: "Sex that doesn't produce people is deviant," says Rep. Dave Hagstrom. Rep. Jerry O'Neil, who also voted against the bill, said. "If some 2nd-grade teacher wants to introduce her lover to the kids, there isn't anything that the school board can do to stop that."

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 38-11-1 on Feb/20/13; State Sen. Matt Rosendale voted NO; Passed House 64-35-1 on Apr/10/13; Signed by Governor Steve Bullock on

Source: The Atlantic on Montana legislative voting record SB 107 , Feb 20, 2013

No civil unions; no same-sex marriage

Q: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

A: Yes.

Q: Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Montana's anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Montana's anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Rosendale adds, "All discrimination is wrong, however, so is preferential treatment."

Source: Montana 2012 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2012

Strongly anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey.

Rosendale opposes the AFA survey question on gender identity

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-3B on Sep 11, 2020

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