Mead Treadwell on Civil Rights
Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license
Miller's supporters distributed news clippings about Mr. Treadwell that could be infuriating to a socially conservative audience: That in 2012 he agreed to allow transgendered people to "correct the gender marker" on their Alaska driver's license and
that he blocked a measure that would have allowed a statewide referendum to outlaw abortion. During the debate, Mr. Treadwell said the initiative would have been unconstitutional and acted on advice of the state's lawyers.
But Miller used the episode to attack Treadwell. "You know, we heard that argument before, 'I was just following orders,'"
Miller said. "The question to you is do you take an oath to the Constitution or to the Supreme Court, Mead?" Treadwell was not allowed a rebuttal by the debate's moderator.
Source: Wall Street Journal on 2014 Alaska Senate debate
, Aug 5, 2014
I will defend traditional marriage
As your Lieutenant Governor I have sworn an oath to defend our state's constitution and our constitution clearly states marriage is between one man and one woman.
Marriage is a sacrament of the church and I will defend traditional marriage as it is defined by our state's constitution.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, TreadwellAlaska.com, "Issues"
, Oct 9, 2013
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