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Joe Kyrillos on Civil Rights

 


Evolved from opposing civil unions to support over marriage

Menendez said although he supported the Defense of Marriage Act in the House in the 1990s, which restricted the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, he now favored it.

Kyrillos, who has voted against same-sex marriage twice in the state Senate, jumped on Menendez for changing his mind and said he wanted to "motivate civil unions," legislation he voted against in 2006.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2012 N.J. Senate debate , Oct 10, 2012

No same-sex marriage; no orientation discrimination laws

Q: Do you support same-sex marriage?

A: No.

Q: Should New Jersey continue to grant civil unions to same-sex couples?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in New Jersey's anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in New Jerseys anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2011

Affirmative action ok, but not with quotas

Q: Do you support affirmative action?

A: Yes. Kyrillos adds, "Not including rigid quotas."

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2011

Supports defining traditional marriage.

Kyrillos supports the CC Voters Guide question on same-sex marriage

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Maintaining current federal law defining marriage as one man and one woman"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q3b on Oct 31, 2012

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