Dave Domina on Civil Rights



End gender paycheck inequity & all gender favoritism

Statistically, current evidence suggests that women's compensation lags behind men for similar positions. In 2010, women working full-time earned 77 cents for every dollar earned by men working full time. There is no logic and no sound basis whatsoever for any argument that women should be paid less than men for the same work. I have heard no one argue that compensation for similar work should vary with gender. These rules should be a basic part of the law:
Source: 2014 Nebraska Senate campaign website, DaveDomina.com , Sep 1, 2014

Government should stay out of private matters like marriage

The candidates were asked about the federal government's role when state laws conflict, such as the differing rules on same-sex marriage. Sasse said government's interest in marriage is ensuring that children are raised with a parent of each gender. "It's empirically obvious that kids are best raised in a world with one mother and one father," he said. He said other questions, such as civil unions, are better left to the states. "The government is not interested in who your best friend is," he said.

Domina disagreed with Sasse's overall assessment of same-sex marriage. "I am aware of no data to suggest that on a consistent basis that children have a better outcome with a single mother and father living together than children with two fathers or two mothers," he said. He said that the government should address these issues only insofar as they affect taxes. It should stay out of private matters, Domina said.

Source: Omaha World-Herald on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Jun 2, 2014

Feds SHOULD define marriage, but not as one-man-one-woman

Asked if the federal government should address conflicting state and federal laws on marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage, Sasse said he believes in traditional marriage and children are best raised by a father and mother and doesn't believe the government should be in the business of defining marriage. The feds also shouldn't be involved in regulating marijuana--that should be left to local authorities, he said.

Domina disagreed, saying it's the responsibility of government to define marriage, noting that a couple dozen states have legalized same-sex marriage. He said he's not aware of any studies showing children fare better with a mother and father than with two mothers, two fathers or single parents. As for pot, he said the feds need to address the situation where the drug is legal in Colorado but not in neighboring states, while federal law bans the transport of illegal drugs.

Source: WatchDog.org on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Jun 2, 2014

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