I firmly uphold the rights of the LGBTQIA community, as enshrined in the Constitution and U.S. law. Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity has no place in our society. Instead, we must foster an inclusive environment that fully recognizes and protects the rights of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
My Views and Proposed Actions on LGBTQIA Rights
- Promoting Love and Respect: I am committed to fostering an environment of love and respect towards every person, recognizing the dignity and worth of all, except in the face of unlawful behavior.
- Respecting Family Autonomy in Education: While I stand with the LGBTQIA community, I believe that matters of sexual education, particularly when it comes to young children, should remain within the domain of parents or guardians. Schools and government should not be the primary educators on this intimate subject.
- Protecting Children: I will advocate for stronger penalties against those who violate our laws concerning the safety and well-being of children. This includes working diligently to protect children from inappropriate exposure to sexual topics.
- Combating Crimes Without Prejudice: It’s vital that we address the issue of sex crimes in our society. However, we must do so without bias or prejudice. Associating criminal behavior with any specific community, including the LGBTQIA community, can lead to harmful stereotypes and misunderstandings. Our focus should be on the actions of individuals, not on their identities.
Our nation’s strength lies in its diversity and the respect we show for each other’s rights and freedoms. My commitment to LGBTQIA rights is unwavering, as is my belief in the importance of family autonomy in personal matters and the necessity of just and unbiased laws.
I will continue to work to ensure that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is treated with dignity and respect. Additional proposals to further advance these goals will be shared in the future. Let’s work together to build a nation that truly honors the principle that all are created equal.