A: We are at a point in history where a lot of different groups are seeing their personal rights violated. People from different sexual orientations, all different ethnicities, they're all fighting some aspect of the system. Everyone is feeling government infringement of their rights in some way. It's definitely a time to challenge that in politics.
Q: Same-sex marriage appears to be heading toward legalization in most states.
A: I believe that government has no place in marriage, period. It is a contract between two people. The government should only get involved when there is a dispute, fraud, or coercion.
Q: If elected, how will you ensure that the LGBTQ community will gain equal rights?
A: I would oppose legislation that infringes on rights and I would support legislation that recognizes those rights. I believe that those rights are already provided; we're all created with inalienable rights.
Abeler: Strongly Agree
McFadden said while he personally believes that marriage is "a sacrament" between a man and a woman, he is "fine" with Minnesota's decision to legalize gay marriage. On abortion, McFadden said he is "pro-life, but my focus is on getting kids educated."
Legislative summary: An act relating to marriage; providing for civil marriage between two persons (replacing the current definition of "a man and a woman"); providing for exemptions and protections based on religious association.
Q: Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?
Q: Should Minnesota provide state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples?
Q: Do you support affirmative action in public college admissions?
Q: Should Minnesota continue affirmative action programs?
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