Jill Stein on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Jul 12, 2012

Summary

Dr Stein supports marriage equaliy for all people. She has publicly held this position in politics since 2002 when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts. During this contest, she opposed other liberal Democrats that backed a "civil-unions only" approach and did not endorse marriage.

In February of 2012, Dr Stein reacted to the state of Washington legalizing gay marriage by calling for President Obama to make marriage equality a federal law. She stated that DOMA should be repealed and that states much be required to recognize marriages in other states.

In May of 2012, Dr Stein reacted to President Obama's support for gay marriage with enthusiasm. She also noted that she had held this position for a decade.

The Green Party platform of 2012 calls for complete marriage equality and removing any and all restrictions or metrics for hiring or benefits based on sexual orientation of gender identity. It also states that the US government should not do business with countries that discriminate against those people. In a section on religion, it states that government should not be able to use religion to define marriage.

 

Call for Marriage Equality

In February of 2012, Dr Stein issued a statement on her campaign website reacting to the Governor of Washington state signing marriage equality legislation. In that statement, she noted her support for marriage equality since 2002, her opposition to "civil union only" policies, and her opposition to DOMA.

 

Reaction to President Obama's Policy Change

In May of 2012, the Stein campaign released a statement reacting to President Obama's announcement that he was supporting same-sex marriage policies. She noted in the statement that she supported marriage equality since 2002.

 

Green Party Platform

 

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