Frank Riggs on Civil Rights
Former Republican Representative (CA-1)
Ok for private businesses to decline services to gays
S.B. 1062: The simple fact is that AZ law doesn't give someone the right to sue a private business for religious discrimination or on the basis of their sexual orientation. That's not going to change given our conservative legislature (thank God).
In the much-cited New Mexico case, the gay couple sued the wedding photographer under a New Mexico state law that made sexual orientation (and same sex marriage) a "protected class" and gave the gay couple the right to sue
by alleging discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. That's the law in New Mexico and 19 other states, but no such law exists in Arizona.
Federal civil rights law does not include sexual discrimination, and the 1st Amendment protects freedom of speech and religion.
Source: 2014 AZ Gubernatorial campaign website RiggsForAZGov.com
, Jul 2, 2014
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions.
HR 6, the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1997, would prohibit any post-secondary institution that participates in any program under the Higher Education Act from discriminating or granting any preferential treatment in admission based on race, sex, ethnicity, color or national origin.
Reference: Amendment introduced by Riggs, R-CA.;
Bill HR 6
; vote number 1998-133
on May 6, 1998
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