Question 1: (Same-sex civil unions)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

Mark Wahlberg (Democrat) SUPPORT
Dave Ramsey (Republican) OPPOSE

 

Question 2: (Abortion exceptions)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

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Question 3: (Hall Income Tax)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would repeal the Hall Income Tax if the legislation holds local governments harmless from the loss of their current share of that tax?

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Question 4: (Licenses and inspections for physician’s offices that do abortion services)

Would you support or oppose legislation requiring physician’s offices that make a significant portion of their income from abortion services to be licensed and inspected in the same way as any other health facility providing outpatient surgery procedures?

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Question 5: (Anti-bullying laws for public schools that list specific characteristics)

Would you support or oppose anti-bullying laws for public schools that list certain specific individual characteristics for which an individual should not be bullied?

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Question 6: (Anti-bullying programs that teach sexual relations other than one man and one woman)

Would you support or oppose anti-bullying laws for public schools if those laws could be interpreted to allow public schools personnel to use anti-bullying programs and materials to teach that sexual relations other than between one man and one woman are appropriate?

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Question 7: (“Sexual orientation” a new protected class)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would make “sexual orientation” a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

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Question 8: (“Gender Identity” a new protected class)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would make “gender identity” or “gender expression” a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Question 9: (Business to provide goods or services that would violate religious convictions)

Would you support or oppose a law that would prohibit a court from ordering a private individual or privately owned business to provide goods or services in violation of their sincerely held religious convictions?

Question 10: (Medicinal marijuana)

Would you support or oppose laws legalizing the smoking of marijuana for medicinal reasons?

Question 11: (Constitution as “living” document)

Would you support or oppose a nominee to the state Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?

Question 12: (Non-married adoptions)

Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit non-married individuals from jointly adopting a child who is in state custody?

Question 13:  (Right not to counsel client)

Would you support or oppose a law that would give a student in a counseling-related field of study in a public college the right not to counsel an assigned client during a counseling internship if the student would be forced to counsel the client toward goals or objectives that violate the student’s sincerely held religious beliefs?