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Jerry Brown on Civil Rights

 

 


40 years ago, wording didn't exist to talk about gay rights

Q: Over a 40-year political career, how have you changed?

BROWN: Well, I was just reviewing my transcript from Meet the Press in 1975, and I find a lot of similarities. But I've changed; I'm 40 years older.

Q: You've seen in Arizona the specter of discrimination against gays and lesbians.

BROWN: If you ask me how things have changed, 40 years ago, one couldn't even talk about gay rights. The wording didn't even exist then. And that has changed. So there is evolution.

Source: Meet the Press 2014 interview by David Gregory , Mar 2, 2014

Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Status:Passed Senate, 23-13-4; passed Assembly 52 -22-6; Approved by the Governor 9/30/2012.

Source: California legislative voting records: SB 1172 , Sep 30, 2012

The right to marry is sacred for gay and straight people

The idea is that gay marriage involves a basic liberty interest. The issues raised here go far beyond the issue of same-sex marriage. The question is whether rights secured under the state Constitution's safeguard of liberty as an 'inalienable' right may intentionally be withdrawn from a class of persons by an initiative. This litigation, perhaps for the first time, poses a more fundamental question: aren't some rights so sacred that they can't be taken away?
Source: Michael Lindenberger in Time Magazine , Dec 23, 2008

Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage.

Brown opposes the CC survey question on banning same-sex marriage

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal Marriage Amendment to prevent same sex marriage"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q3 on Aug 11, 2010

Other governors on Civil Rights: Jerry Brown on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Antonio Villaraigosa
Eric Garcetti
Hilda Solis
Jerry Sanders
Neel Kashkari
CA Senatorial:
Dianne Feinstein

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