Brad Ellsworth on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Jul 13, 2010

Summary

Congressman Ellsworth was not in office at the time of the DOMA votes and attempts to pass amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman. He has re-printed articles as press releases that define his position as anti-gay-marriage, but he does not address the issue on his campaign or official websites.

 

Press Release - Anti-Gay-Marriage

In a March 2010 press release, Congressman Ellsworth's office quoted a News Sentinel Editorial that stated that he was anti-gay -marriage.

Ellsworth will be a good candidate for the Democrats
News Sentinel Editorial

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This seems to be good news for Democrats.

Ellsworth is the kind of Democrat who can win in Indiana, which is still very much a red state despite its momentary lapse into Obamamania. He’s a former sheriff who focused on drug abuse. He is pro-life and pro gun and anti-gay marriage.

He is campaigning as a moderate, and he says the kinds of things on Washington’s excesses Hoosiers like to hear. “We tax and spend wildly and furiously,” he told the Evansville Courier & Press. “We need to watch your dime like we watch our own dime.”

 

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 2010, the House voted to overturn the policy of don't ask, don't tell. Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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

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