Today, North Carolina Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd further solidified himself as an anti–LGBTQ+ extremist by voting against the Respect for Marriage Act — a bill seeking to preserve marriage equality with federal and other legal protections. He voted against this bill even as several of his House Republican colleagues voted in favor of the measure.
During his time in Congress, Budd has accumulated a lengthy anti–LGBTQ+ record:
Budd voted against the Equality Act, a bill looking to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. When it passed, he deemed it “the triumph of cancel culture over facts, reason, and empirical knowledge.”
Budd introduced a bill “that would have enshrined in federal law a series of special civil rights protections for social services organizations that discriminate against LGBTQ+ families.”
Budd joined an amicus brief submitted on behalf of Republican Congresspeople to the Supreme Court arguing that federal laws barring discrimination on the basis of sex should not be deemed to include sexual orientation or gender identity. He also voted against a bill expressing opposition to the prohibition against openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
Recent polling shows 71 percent of Americans back same-sex marriage. Budd’s anti–LGBTQ+ record and his views are out of touch and out of line with the majority of North Carolinians who will reject him this November.
Read more about Ted Budd’s anti-LGBTQ record here.
Published: Jul 19, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022