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What Is Your Position on Same Sex Marriage?

 
What Is Your Position on Same Sex Marriage?

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Allyson Schwartz (D)

Governor Corbett's hateful rhetoric regarding same-sex marriage has been deplorable and an insult to Pennsylvanians who simply want equality.

I believe Pennsylvania deserves a governor who is respectful of our rich diversity and who will advocate for LGBT couples to receive equal recognition under law. States across the country have made historic progress, and, as governor, I will fight to make sure Pennsylvania joins those efforts. I was part of this fight as a state Senator, and I have never given up my commitment to ensuring that no one is discriminated against or denied their rights because of who they are or who they love.

Allyson Schwartz's bio can be found here. More information about Allyson Schwartz, including her position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at allysonschwartz.com, Facebook/allysonschwartzforgovernor, and @allysonschwartz.

Jonathan D. Jewell (I)

I am a live and let give kind of person. Who am I or anyone else to tell someone they love they can't get married, same sex or not?

Jonathan D. Jewel's bio can be found here. More information about Jonathan D. Jewel, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at jewellforpagov2014.com and Facebook/GovernorJewell.

Katie McGinty (D)

There is no place in our society for discrimination of any kind. That is why I fully support marriage equality. It is also why I support House Bill 300 which would prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. The time is long past where someone can be discriminated against based upon who they love. We should move quickly to allow loving couples to marry one another and end the discriminatory ban immediately.

Katie McGinty's bio can be found here. More information about Katie McGinty, including her position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at katiemcginty.com, Facebook/katiemcgintyforgovernor, and @mcgintyforgov.

Ken V. Krawchuk (L)

Government should get out of the marriage business entirely and give it back to civic and religious organizations where it belongs. Marriage licenses were originally created to prevent interracial marriages, and today they're being used to prevent non-traditional marriages. That's plain wrong. It's none of the government's business what goes on between consenting adults. All legal benefits available to traditional married couples should also be available in non-traditional marriages, including inheritance, medical power of attorney, child custody, divorce, etc. because what's good for the goose and gander is good for the goose and goose, and the gander and gander.

Ken V. Krawchuk's bio can be found here. More information about Ken V. Krawchuk, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at KenK.org, Facebook/KenK2014, and @KenK201.

Paul Glover (G)

Any two people in love (or any 20 in Utah) should be welcome to enjoy the benefits and challenges of marriage.

Paul Glover's bio can be found here. More information about Paul Glover, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at paulglover.org, Facebook/metroeco, and @metroecos.

Rob McCord (D)

I'm a strong advocate for marriage equality and same-sex marriage. As a private sector executive, and as the state treasurer, expanding rights for the LGBT community is not only the right thing to do morally, it also provides a positive impact on Pennsylvania's economy. Diversity and non-discrimination in the workplace improves performance — helping to attract the best and the brightest to our state. That's good for our business climate and for our state's tax base.

Rob McCord's bio can be found here. More information about Rob McCord, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at robmccord.com, Facebook/RobMcCordPA, and @RobMcCordPA.

Governor Tom Corbett (R)

I'm proud that Pennsylvania is a very diverse state with many differing opinions and yet still able to have meaningful and respectful conversation on the issues. Everyone has and is entitled to their own views, values and beliefs. Mine have always been that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Governor Tom Corbett's bio can be found here. More information about Governor Tom Corbett, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at tomcorbettforgovernor.com, Facebook/corbettforgov, and @corbettforgov.

Tom Wolf (D)

I strongly believe that government should not be in the businesses of denying two people who love each other the right to enter into a marriage and enjoy the love and benefits that come with it. As governor, I will seek to repeal the state's unconstitutional gay marriage ban and support legislation to recognize marriage equality in the Commonwealth. Read more about my efforts to restore fairness in Pennsylvania here: http://wolfforpa.com/sections/page/fairness-and-equality-for-pennsylvanians.

Tom Wolf's bio can be found here. More information about Tom Wolf, including his position on other important issues facing Pennsylvania, can be found at wolfforpa.com, Facebook/WolfForPA, and @WolfForPA.

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