Arizonas LGBTQ Democrats

"Ron Barber: McSally stands with the extremists"

"The Observer Weekly"
First Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2014
By: Observer Staff


Stonewall Democrats of Arizona Secretary/Treasurer Richard Adams,  Nancy and Ron Barber with 3 of their 5 grandchildren and Stonewall Dems Chair Robert Rowley


TUCSON - Last Sunday's Get out the Vote" concert at Hotel Congress featured local bands ¡Caray! and Sunduster and a plethora of politicos.

Among them were Jennifer DuVal, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal and Rep. Ron Barber.  During his speech Barber said of his Republican opponent, Martha McSally:

"My opponent stands with the extremists that are working to prevent a woman from being able to make health care choices for her and her family. She told the Center for Arizona Policy in a survey that she opposes a woman's right to choose, even in instances of rape, incest, or when the health of the mother is at serious risk. And she opposes federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other women's health organizations that so many Southern Arizona families count on.

On equality, again, my opponent and I stand on opposite sides of the issue. I support marriage equality. I believe that if two people love each other and want to commit to each other, the way my wife Nancy and I have for 47 years, that they should be able to do that. That's now the law in Arizona and we must keep it that way.

In Southern Arizona, we stand by our values. That's why I am fighting to preserve a woman's right to make her most personal health care decisions and to ensure that all Southern Arizonans have the right to marry the one they love.

But my opponent says marriage should only be between a man and a woman, and she supports a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage."

Also speaking at the event were LD-10 state Reps. Bruce Wheeler and Stefanie Mach with state Sen. David Bradley, Rep. Demion Clinco and LD-9 candidates Victoria Steele and Dr. Randy Friese along with TUSD candidate Jen Darland.


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