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Seth Moulton on Civil Rights

 

 


Time for women to earn same wages as men for same work

I will be a staunch defender of equality on the issues of equal pay and maternity leave. It's 2014: it's time for women to earn the same wages as men for the same work, and it's time to join the rest of the developed world in guaranteeing paid maternity leave. I'm proud that my great aunt, Sheila Krikorian, fought to make the "Krikorian rule" part of American corporate law when she bravely stood up over twenty years ago for not getting paid the same as men for the same work.
Source: 2014 House campaign website, SethMoulton.com , Sep 1, 2014

Marriage equality is civil rights fight of our generation

Equality is the civil rights fight of our generation. My brother is gay, and it's fundamentally wrong that he and I don't share the same rights.

The 2013 repeal of DOMA was a good first step at the federal level towards ending marriage discrimination, but there is much more work to be done. LGBTQ citizens are still denied the right to marry in 31 states; I will fight to bring marriage equality to every citizen in America. I will also fight for the passage of ENDA to end discrimination in the workplace

Source: 2014 House campaign website, SethMoulton.com , Sep 1, 2014

Opposes barring same sex marriage (Christian Coalition rating).

Moulton opposes the CC survey question on a Marriage Amendment

CC.org's self-description: "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 Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'U.S. Constitutional Amendment to prohibit same sex "marriage"'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q3a on Aug 15, 2014

Supports homosexual civil rights.

Moulton supports the CC survey question on homosexual rights

CC.org's self-description: "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 Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Granting special civil rights status on the basis of homosexuality'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q3b on Aug 15, 2014

Supports same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action.

Moulton supports the F2A survey question on same-sex marriage

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q3 on Jul 30, 2014

Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating.

Moulton supports the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q3 on Sep 30, 2014

Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class.

Moulton voted YEA H.Amdt. 1128 to H.R. 5055

Heritage Action Summary: The Maloney Amendment would ratify President Obama's 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation and gender identity" in their private employment policies. In practice, it would have required federal contractors to grant biologically male employees who identify as women unfettered access to women's lockers, showers, and bathrooms.

Heritage Foundation recommendation to vote NO: (5/25/2016): Congress should not be elevating sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class garnering special legal privileges, which is the intent of the Maloney Amendment. The Maloney Amendment constitutes bad policy that unnecessarily regulates businesses. It risks undoing longstanding protections in civil rights law and makes clear that the president's orders are not exempt from them.

ACLU recommendation to vote YES: (5/11/2016): We see today claims to a right to discriminate--by refusing to provide services to LGBT people--based on religious objections. Claiming a right to discriminate in the name of religion is not new. In the 1960s, we saw objections to laws requiring integration in restaurants because of sincerely held beliefs that God wanted the races to be separate. We saw religiously affiliated universities refuse to admit students who engaged in interracial dating. In those cases, we recognized that requiring integration was not about violating religious liberty; it was about ensuring fairness. It's no different today.

Religious freedom in America means that we all have a right to our religious beliefs, but this does not give us the right to use our religion to impose those beliefs on others.

Legislative outcome: Amendment passed by the House 223-195-15 4/26/16; overall bill H.R.5055 failed 112-305-16 on 5/26/2016

Source: Supreme Court case 16-H5055 argued on May 25, 2016

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