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Peter Shumlin on Civil Rights

 


Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally

I joined 15 other governors & mayors in urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

It disrespects states' decisions to treat all of our citizens equally, and even requires our states' governments to actively discriminate against our own lawfully-married citizens.

We've shown that respecting and supporting all families makes our state and our communities stronger. I have no doubt that getting rid of DOMA will likewise make our nation stronger.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Repeal DOMA" , Nov 10, 2011

Apply laws equally to gays and all groups

A more inclusive and just nation that takes into accounts the rights and benefits of all groups is a central part of Peter's vision for Vermont. With the right Governor in place, Vermont can lead the nation in ensuring that all our laws are applied equally, encompassing the legitimate concerns of all its citizens--women, men, lesbians, gays, heterosexuals, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, or Caucasians.
Source: Campaign website, shumlinforgovernor.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

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