Statements about Gays and Lesbians
"We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men."
"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."
Says attorney general candidate Jon Richards "went so far to say he would only enforce the laws with which he personally agreed."
A company hired to do Common Core testing in Florida will "attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can."
"Social science is irrefutable" that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad.
Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."
For educational testing, Florida "has chosen a company that has a significant history of promoting identification of the GLBT lifestyle for children as young as seven years old."
On adoption by gay couples
"I always supported civil unions."
"Forty percent of the country is going to be in states that are tolerant of gay marriage or at least civil unions."
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act "discriminates against Christian daycare, Christian parents, Christian business owners, and the rights of religious freedom."
Says a Justice Department memo "directs that you must openly embrace gay marriage and homosexuality."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Most Americans want "traditional marriage," as defined by the Defense of Marriage Act.
"Every major religion is opposed to same-sex marriage."
"We're already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail."
"People want the minimum wage, they want marriage equality, they want women’s health care. There’s issues that actually that really do matter, social issues that matter to the people of this state. So I know Barbara would support those issues, I know the governor hasn’t. You’ve seen the actions he’s taken on them."
"Seventy percent of the people in the state of New Jersey want marriage equality."
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
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