Greg Parke on Civil Rights


Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action

Senate Republican leaders in Washington tried to bring up a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage for a vote last week but they lacked the votes to have the bill considered on the floor. Greg Parke says he supports a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage as a way to rein in state judges who are overturning marriage laws: Parke says, "Right now you have government imposing its will on society and these are unelected judges this constitutional amendment is democracy in a
Source: Bob Kinzel series of interviews on Vermont Public Radio Jun 12, 2006

Constitutional ban on gay marriage

He would have supported the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that was defeated in the Senate.
Source: Interview with The Burlington Free Press Jun 9, 2006

Homeland Security without sacrificing our God-given rights

Restructuring Homeland Defense: In Support of President Bush

If I am elected to Congress, I will support the president in his efforts and it will be one of my personal goals to find creative ways to improve our homeland security without sacrificing any of our God given, constitutional rights, such as due process, and free speech.

Source: Campaign website, www.voteparke.org, "Issues" Jan 21, 2006

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