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California Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Backing Same-Sex Marriage Rights
by Stewart A. Alexander
Email: stewartalexander4paf (nospam) ca.rr.com
24 Jan 2010
Stewart Alexander is confident that Californians will be voting on the issue of same-sex marriage rights in November; however, Alexander says it is necessary to win the vote and to win the decision of the courts. With little or no money to finance a political campaign, Alexander is prepared to challenge a billionaire and the multi-millionaires in the California governor’s race to defend same-sex marriage rights.
Candidate Alexander Stirring-up California Governor’s Race
Stewart A. Alexander
For California Governor
Peace and Freedom Party 2010
January 24, 2010
In May 2009, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Gay marriage a minefield for candidates for California governor;” however, Stewart Alexander, a candidate for California Governor, has taken a stand in the middle of that minefield and has thrust his campaign in the middle of the debate to achieve same-sex marriage rights.
In October, Stewart Alexander launched his campaign to become California’s next governor calling for the legalization of same-sex marriages and the legalization of marijuana; these are two issues that most of the Republican candidates have consistently opposed and legalizing same-sex marriage has only been half heartedly embrace by some Democrats, to include California Attorney General Jerry Brown. The only two Democrats that championed same-sex marriage rights were San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; both candidates backed out from the governor’s race near the middle of 2009.
The Republican front-runner, billionaire Meg Whitman, may be prepared to spend what ever amount of money to become California’s next governor; however, it would be a disaster for LGBT rights. Meg Whitman has flip-flopped on most of the issues. Recently, Whitman stated that she favored maintaining the legality of the 18,000 married gay and lesbian couples in California; however, she remains opposed to same-sex couples having the right to marry.
The only viable Republican challenger to Whitman’s campaign is California’s Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. Like Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner is prepared to buy California votes; Poizner has already committed more than $15 million of his own funds toward his campaign. Stewart Alexander says “electing Poizner as governor would set back all the gains that lesbians and gays have achieved in the past 40 years.”
Presently, in San Francisco there is a legal battle in federal court to determine whether same-sex marriages are protected by constitutional guaranties to protect minorities against the power of the majority to discriminate on the grounds of tradition and morality; it is expected the matter will eventually go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Stewart Alexander is confident that Californians will be voting on the issue of same-sex marriage rights in November; however, Alexander says it is necessary to win the vote and to win the decision of the courts. Alexander was raised in the south and being an Afro-American, he says “denying the rights of minorities are usually based on discrimination.” Still, with little or no money to finance a political campaign, Alexander is prepared to challenge a billionaire and the multi-millionaires in the California governor’s race to defend the rights of minorities.
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