Promises about Gays and Lesbians on Linc-O-Meter

Will protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity


Chafee "supports . . . non-discrimination policies and laws, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, freedom of gender expression . . "


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Expand hate crimes legislation to include sexual orientation and gender identity of victim


Chafee "supports hate crimes legislation in Rhode Island" [which has already been achieved federally and] designed to include feedom of gender expression."


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Support same-sex marriage, support repeal of Defense of Marriage Act


"If Chafee were elected governor, he would not only sign marriage equality legislation, but would champion it. In his own words from a 2009 op-ed in the Huffington Post, 'To me, the issue of same-sex marriage boils down to a question of basic fairness ... Rhode Island legislators should follow in the footsteps of our fellow New England states and be true to our pioneering history of tolerance by advancing a marriage equality bill.' "


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Support anti-bullying legislation, protect gay, bisexual and transgender youths in schools


Chafee "supports . . . protecting [gay, bisexual and transgender] youth from bullying and harassment."


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Grant same-sex couples same rights that heterosexual couples have in adoption, foster care, etc.


Chafee "supports . . .  same-sex parenting rights."


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