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Scott Milne on Civil Rights

 

 


Opposes affirmative action

Q: Do you support affirmative action programs?

Scott Milne: No

Source: iSideWith.com Voter Guide on 2016 Vermont Senate race , Sep 9, 2016

Supported civil unions in 2000

His mother, Marion Milne, served in the state House. In 2000, she cast a vote in favor of civil unions. The controversial precursor to same-sex marriage divided Vermont, particularly in Orange County, where "Take Back Vermont" was the mantra blaring from signs posted on barns. Fellow Republicans targeted her in that year's election, and she lost the primary. Marion Milne then ran as an independent in the general election, falling short by 1,000 votes.

Scott Milne remembers that his mother knew as she voted on civil unions that she was likely to lose her seat as a result. He supported her all the way, he said.

Scott Milne helped campaign door-to-door for his mother and saw firsthand the raw anger civil unions had generated. So did his then-12-year-old son. At one door, he said, his son was treated to a string of expletives about his grandmother. "It's too bad what a divisive, traumatic time that was. How that ended up being a party issue on either side," Scott Milne said.

Source: Burlington Free Press on 2016 Vermont Senate race , Oct 28, 2014

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