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Deborah Ross on Civil Rights

 

 


Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice

Q: On Gay Marriage: Support gay marriage?

Burr: No. Personal belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Legislatively, voted several times through 2010 to ban same-sex marriage. In anticipation of Supreme Court ruling, took the position that it should be decided by the states.

Ross: Yes

Q: On Gay Rights: Should transgender individuals have the right to use public bathrooms of their choice?

Burr: No. Opposed Obama's Executive Order, stating decision should be made by states, parents, and communities. Later, in response to backlash against NC anti-LGBT legislation, said state had gone too far and should "rein it in before a judge does it for them."

Ross: Yes

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race , Oct 9, 2016

Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature

While serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives, Deborah introduced a bill that banned employers from paying employees differently based on gender-- protecting the economic security for the many women who are primary breadwinners for their families. In the US Senate, she'll continue to fight for a national pay equity law, ending the gender pay gap.
Source: 2016 North Carolina Senate campaign website DeborahRoss.com , Aug 31, 2016

Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage

SB 514 Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage
Bill Passed House (75 - 42); Rep. Ross voted Nay .
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2011-2012 North Carolina voting records , Sep 12, 2011

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