Kirk Statement on Indianaâ€™s Discrimination Law
CHICAGO, IL â€“ U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement on the discriminatory law recently enacted in Indiana:
â€œI strongly oppose what Governor Pence did. We should not enshrine bigotry under the cover of religion. Itâ€™s not just bad practice â€“ itâ€™s un-American.â€
- Senator Kirk was one of 11 Republican senators to vote for theÂ Schatz Amendment to grant married same-sex couples full access to Social Security and veterans benefits.
- Last month, Senator Kirk signed anÂ amicus brief, filed in the DeBoer v. Snyder case before the Supreme Court, in support of same-sex couples’ right to marry.
- In 2013, Senator Kirk was the second Republican senator toÂ voice support for same-sex marriage.
- Senator Kirk was the lead Republican sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which passed the Senate in the 113th Congress.