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Why A Vote For Scott Brown Is A Vote Against LGBTQ Rights

by David Badash on January 19, 2010

in Marriage,News,Politics

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Scott Brown’s Positions On DOMA, DADT, ENDA, And More

Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican state senator running against Democrat Martha Coakley, Massachusetts’ Attorney General, is vehemently against LGBTQ rights.

Now, I’m sure he had a great reason for posing nude for Cosmo. Heck, he was in great shape! But he has no excuse — aside from being a bigot — for opposing equality.

Here’s Brown’s record on gay civil rights:

Brown, in 2004, voted to define marriage as only between one man and one woman. He also voted against same-sex domestic partnership benefits.

Brown has said “the idea of two women having a child is “just not normal.”

Brown has recently benefited from the National Organization for Marriage’s “$50,000 investment,” and from robocalls made for Brown by NOM.

Brown, also recently, received endorsements by two hate groups, and has not renounced their support.

Worst still, we have this via Hearst’s Connecticut News:

Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus stated, “Scott Brown has voted consistently against the LGBT community throughout his entire career in the Massachusetts legislature. His has not been an incidental opposition. He has voted against us loudly, proudly and unequivocally.

Unfortunately, most people don’t realize just how bad his record is:

-He voted over 25 times against marriage equality, even when 3/4 of our legislature and many MA Republican legislators stood with us.
- He doesn’t support the Transgender Civil Rights & Hate Crimes bill
- He opposes repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
- He opposes repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA)
- He has ridiculed LGBT parents as inadequate
- He supported anti-gay policies of George W Bush & Mitt Romney

But wait, there’s more!

We have confirmation of Brown’s stance on ENDA, DOMA, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and more! Thank you, Massachusetts Family Institute for creating this chart (via

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fradiavolo January 19, 2010 at 5:45 am

"A Vote For Scott Brown Is A Vote Against LGBTQ Rights" — apparently, so was a vote for Obama.

Lonnie January 21, 2010 at 1:27 am

A vote FOR Coakley was also a vote against gay rights. The Democrats are NOT the party of the people. The Democrats do NOT support equal rights for all. If they did, we would have them. End the fucking excuses and apologies for the Democrats. They lost because they are a shitty fucking party that lies to the people who vote for them. If you vote for Democrats or Republicans, you are VOTING AGAINST GAY RIGHTS.

Kevin January 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I disagree. Coakley recently filed a suit challenging DOMA on the terms that it violated the rights of LGBTQ couples married in Massachusetts. She argues that it denies them the rights and privileges given to heterosexual married couples. Coakley was and is fightting openly for LGBTQ Americans.

timothy (glamfunk) January 21, 2010 at 5:45 am

Nice article but I can't really stand politricks in general.

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