Catherine Templeton on Civil Rights
Opposes accommodating transgender people
Templeton said she thinks transgender people should use the bathrooms matching their birth gender, not their identity. She stopped short of calling for a law to be passed. She also was asked to comment on
President Donald Trump`s tweet banning transgender people from serving in the military. "If you sign up and join as a man, you serve as a man. If you join as a woman, you serve as a woman. I don't think it's any more complicated than that."
Source: Gay Today on 2018 South Carolina Governor race
, Aug 3, 2017
Transgender people should use bathroom matching birth gender
Templeton was asked if she would "stand up for the Lord's word," as in a theocracy, and back a law banning transgender people from using bathrooms matching their gender identity, or if she would "buckle like North Carolina."
Setting aside for the moment that North Carolina's HB2 compromise, HB142, is just more of the same anti-LGBTQ hatred with a slightly different name, it is important to note that South Carolina has so far killed any effort to see a similar bill come
to pass in South Carolina.
Both former Governor Nikki Haley and current Governor Henry McMaster have said there is no need for such a law.
Templeton said she thinks transgender people should use the bathrooms matching their birth gender, not their identity. She stopped short of calling for a law to be passed.
Source: LGBTQNation.com on South Carolina voting record NC-HB142
, Aug 3, 2017
Proud of the Confederacy; don't rewrite history
Catherine Templeton made waves in her first public forum as gubernatorial candidate by saying she is "proud of the Confederacy" and pledged "we're not going to rewrite history" by removing Confederate monuments. Templeton's comments upset black leaders,
who are still stung by the vicious fight to remove the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. Statehouse grounds.
A man who identified himself as a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans asked Templeton about her views on "Southern heritage" and
removal of monuments and memorials.
Templeton's answer was blunt: "Not on my watch. I don't think there's anything else to say about it," Templeton said. "You cannot rewrite history. I don't care whose feelings it hurts. You cannot rewrite history.
We're standing on the shoulders of giants in South Carolina," she added. "And it's why we are, who we are, where we are. And I very much respect the men who gave their homes, their fortunes & their lives to put us in this position."
Source: Post and Courier on 2018 South Carolina Governor race
, Aug 2, 2017
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