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Corey Stewart on Civil Rights

 

 


2017: praised Virginia decision to secede during Civil War

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart (R) praised in a speech last year Virginia's decision in 1861 to secede from the Union, putting it on par with rebellions during the American Revolution and today.

Said Stewart: "This is the state of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and James Monroe. It's a state of the founders. It's the state of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."

He added: "But it's also the state of Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart. Because, at the base of it, Virginians, we think for ourselves. And if the established order is wrong, we rebel. We did that in the Revolution, we did it in the Civil War, and we're doing it today. We're doing it today because they're trying to rob us of everything that we hold dear: our history, our heritage, our culture."

Source: PoliticalWire.com on 2018 Virginia Senate race , Aug 8, 2018

Strongly supports traditional marriage

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

A: Stewart believes in traditional marriage between one man and one woman.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Virginia Senate candidate , May 18, 2018

Unfair to condemn only white nationalists

Stewart said white nationalists had been unfairly singled out for their role in the weekend chaos in Charlottesville that left three dead and dozens injured.He blamed "half the violence" on counterprotesters and criticized fellow Republicans who condemned the white nationalists. Stewart has made several joint appearances with -Jason Kessler, organizer of the "Unite the Right" rally that sparked the unrest in Charlottesville.
Source: Washington Post on 2018 Virginia Senate race , Aug 13, 2017

Transgenderism is despicable

Corey Stewart said he would sign a bill that is equivalent to North Carolina's House Bill 2. "As governor, I will absolutely prohibit any locality from doing any such thing and promoting transgenderism in any way, shape or form," he said at a forum the Amherst County Republican Party sponsored. "It's absolutely horrendously despicable."
Source: Washington Blade on 2018 Virginia Senatorial race , Apr 5, 2017

Marriage is between one man and one woman

Corey believes strongly that marriage is between one man and one woman as he was a strong and vocal supporter of the marriage amendment in 2006. Corey is a strong advocate that family policy should always be in what is in the best interest of children and families. As Lieutenant Governor, Corey will work to strengthen the protection of marriage between one man and one woman and will work tirelessly against any legislation that tries to redefine it in any manner, while at the same time making sure family policy works for the single parent as well, knowing full well they are doing a good job in raising their families as well.
Source: Virginia Lt. Governor 2013 campaign website CoreyStewart.com , Nov 1, 2013

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