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Tom Leppert on Civil Rights

 


Marched in gay pride parade, but opposes gay marriage

At least twice while serving as Dallas' mayor, Republican Tom Leppert marched in Dallas' gay pride parade. Opponent Ted Cruz has hammered Leppert for joining the marches which prompted a question to Cruz that he sidestepped during Wednesday's debate.

Moderator: "Are you saying Mayor Leppert is in favor of gay marriage?"

Cruz: "What I am saying is that when a mayor of a city chooses twice to march in a parade celebrating gay pride that's a statement and it's not a statement I agree with."

Former Mayor Leppert has complained that Cruz has distorted his position on gays and Leppert wanted to clear up misconceptions for the conservative voters who were listening.

Leppert: "The mayor is against gay marriage. I believe marriage should be defined as one man and one woman. But I had the responsibility to represent everybody but everybody understood where my faith was. I will tell my role as a Christian is to reach out and touch everybody."

Source: Texas Public Radio coverage of 2012 Texas Senate debate , Feb 23, 2012

Oppose legalizing same sex marriage

Marriage is first and foremost a faith issue to me. Marriage should be defined as between one man and one woman. I oppose legalizing same sex marriage and government-sanctioned civil unions. In the Senate, I will fight to protect the institution of marriage and strengthen the traditional values that serve as a foundation for our country.
Source: Campaign website, www.tomleppert.com, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

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Campaign website:
www.tomleppert.com
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campaign@tomleppert.com
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(214) 956-9601
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1845 Woodall Rogers Fwy, #1225, Dallas, TX 75201
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