Connie Mack on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Oct 11, 2012

Summary

Congressman Mack has not specifically addressed marriage in his campaign literature. However, he has voted in favor of an amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. As part of his campaign, Congressman Mack appointed a number of people who had previously worked on traditional marriage campaigns.

 

Campaign Appointments

In May of 2012, Congressman Mack noted several members of his Senate Conservative Coallition. Among these people were several that had worked on traditional marriage campaigns. There were 8 total names and 4 had worked on such campaigns.

  • John Giotis, Tarpon Springs: Educator and school headmaster, appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Jacob Javits Fellowship Board, anti-pornography activist, organizer for the Christian Coalition of Pinellas County, Social Conservatives for Bush-Cheney Team Leader of Pinellas County, and Pinellas County Director for the “Yes4Marriage” Campaign in 2008.  State Co-chair of Social Conservatives for Bondi and Social Conservatives for Romney.
  • Warren Lutz, Cutler Bay: Leader in the Miami-Dade Christian Coalition and the Faith and Freedom Coalition; assisted with the anti-gambling movement in Miami-Dade and served as an organizer for the 2008 Florida 4 Marriage Campaign.  Serves on the State Steering Committee of Social Conservatives for Romney.
  • Leslie Steele, Tallahassee: Consultant, past Deputy CommunicationsDirector for Governor Jeb Bush and Communications Consultant for the 2008 Florida 4 Marriage Campaign.
  • Bob Touchston, Palm Bay: President of Stand, Inc.; Vice-President of Within Reach Ministries; organizer for the Florida 4 Marriage Campaign of 2008; former President of Florida Right to Life, Inc.

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 2010, the House voted to overturn the policy of don't ask, don't tell. Connie Mack voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Connie Mack voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 and 2004, the House voted on adding a constitutional amendment to establish that marriage shall consist of one man and one woman. It sought to ensure that no measure enacted in one state could be enforced in another state. The measures failed in both 2006 and 2004 with the support of most Republicans and the opposition of most Democrats. Connie Mack voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Connie Mack voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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