State of South Dakota Archives: on Civil Rights


Dennis Daugaard: Government shouldn't redefine marriage

Question topic: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Daugaard: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 S.D. Gubernatorial campaign Sep 28, 2014

Gordon Howie: Government imposed quotas are wrong

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Legally require hiring women & minorities"?

A: Strongly oppose - government imposed quotas are wrong and counterproductive.

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Sep 18, 2014

Gordon Howie: Marriage is a religious institution between a man & a woman

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Comfortable with same-sex marriage"?

A: Strongly oppose - Marriage is a religious institution between a man and a woman.

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Sep 18, 2014

Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions

Q: Should South Dakota recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: No.

Source: 2006 S.D. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions

Q: On affirmative action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on: Public employment?

A: No.

Q: State college and university admissions?

A: No.

Q: State contracting?

A: No.

Source: 2006 S.D. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

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