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1986: Formed Moderate Party to oppose religious right in GOP

Metcalfe was twice elected to the Alaska House of Representatives as a Republican. He formed the Republican Moderate Party of Alaska in 1986, to oppose the religious right who he felt had invaded and taken over the Republican Party. Shortly after Metcalfe formed the RMP, the leaders of the Republican Party sued him for forming a group using the term "Republican" without their permission. Metcalfe won in Superior Court and the Republican Party did not appeal.
Source: Wikipedia article: Alaska political party history , Nov 8, 2016

Don't use religion to justify discrimination

Q. A bill has been introduced to prohibit the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act from being used as a means to exempt a person from compliance with some laws. What are your thoughts on this?

A: Called "The Do No Harm Act" introduced by two Democrats, if passed the Act would prohibit using the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act to justify discrimination in housing, employment, health care, children's welfare, and equal access to government services. I support this bill.

Source: 2016 Alaska Senate campaign website on NationBuilder.com , Jun 24, 2013

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