Campaign 2010

Jun 26, 2013

Statement Regarding Congressman Bob Dold and Supreme Court Ruling

The following is a statement in reaction to today’s Supreme Court Ruling on gay marriage:

“Today’s ruling in support of marriage equality is a reminder that you can’t fake equality and that former Congressman Bob Dold is out of touch with the majority of Americans and even with his predecessor, Republican Mark Kirk,” said Brandon Lorenz of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Bob Dold’s refusal to stand up for marriage equality is another sign that he’s simply a pushover who refuses to stand up to the Tea Party wing of his party.”

Background: 

Dold Opposed Marriage Equality. In 2010, Dold said “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.” [Chicago Herald, 10/26/10]

Dold Opposed Employee Non-Discrimination Act, Unlike his Republican Predecessor. Dold filled out a questionnaire from the Illinois Family Institute indicating that he opposed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 (ENDA), which “gives homosexual and transsexual individuals protected class status in the workplace,” according to the Institute. [Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide for Illinois Primary Election, accessed 5/02/13; HR 3017, introduced 6/24/09

 


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