David Farnsworth

 

  Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 16 since his appointment September 11, 2013 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rich Crandall. Farnsworth served non-consecutively in the Arizona State Legislature from January 1995 until January 1997 in the Arizona House of Representatives District 4 seat.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate District 10
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 8: Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
GOP Senator: AZ Foster Kids Are Being Sold Into Sexual Slavery
“When I first heard about this, I believed that children from Arizona (DCS) were ending up in sex trafficking. Now, after the research I’ve done, I’m confident of it,” he told Yellow Sheet. “But I can’t prove it.”
Oct. 4, 2019
Battle Lines Drawn In Arizona Gay Discrimination Case
Dec. 24, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-16
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
Is Discrimination Against Whites A Problem, In Arizona? State Senator Says Yes
Jan. 19, 2018
Arizona Legislator Seeks To Ban Fact-Based Billboards That Promote Marijuana
Dec. 16, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-16
Question 4: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Roll Call: Who Supported Expanding Dark Money In Arizona?
Jul. 18, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-16
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
List Of Arizona Republicans Who Voted For Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Feb. 28, 2014

 

  02/19/2014 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Yes
    Infringements of Religious Freedom as a  
    Claim or Defense  
       
SB-1062 - SB 1062 was an Arizona bill to amend an existing law to give any individual or legal entity an exemption from any state law if it substantially burdened their exercise of religion, including Arizona law requiring public accommodation.

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Headlights:
  • It would allow anyone to assert a legal claim or defense of free exercise of religion in a legal proceeding, regardless of whether the government is a party to the proceeding.
  • It would allow private individuals and corporations to assert religious beliefs in a way that could lead to discrimination against gay and lesbian, and other, Arizonans. This bill could embolden people to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs or religious practices.
  • If SB 1062 were enacted, employers could impose their religious beliefs on employees and businesses could refuse to serve customers despite state and local laws requiring public accommodations—like restaurants and hotels—to serve all people
Farnsworth, Kavanagh, & Lesko Are Among 17 AZ Legislators Courted by ALEC
Feb. 6, 2014
Arizona Senate Passes Dumb Bill To Protect Citizens From Obama's Plot To Nuke America
Aug. 8, 2010
Arizona State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Position Sought: State Senate LD-4
  Social Issues
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.

No k) Do you believe that the Arizona government should include sexual orientation in Arizona's anti-discrimination laws?
No l) Do you believe that the Arizona government should recognize same-sex marriages?

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