May 13th City Council Races in Austin

Posted on 05/10/2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I seldom come out and say anything about City Council Races but this year I feel like I have to make my opinion known. There are many fine candidates running and I was part of the Stonewall Democrats endorsement meeting. The following candidates were endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats of Austin:

Mayor Will Wynn
City Council Place 2 Mike Martinez
City Council Place 5 Brewster McCracken
City Council Place 6 Sheryl Cole

There is one candidate running for City Council that I am asking everyone to vote against. Darrell Pierce who is running for City Council Place 6 is a not a friend of The GLBT Community. His answers to the SDA and ALGPC survey were vague at best and insulting at their worst. He has yet to give a clear answer as to how he feels about Prop 2 last fall or if he voted for or against.

When asked do you believe GLBT people should have the same rights to be foster and adoptive parents as heterosexuals? Pierce answered “ I believe that stable, loving heterosexual couples should be given priority, but I do not believe GLBT should be excluded from this opportunity.”

Does this mean we are unstable? Does this mean we are worse parents? Or does it mean we should be last in line as second class citizens? The last thing Austin needs is another bigot on the City Council.

Please get out and vote and please vote against Darrell Pierce


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