Gary Perry on Civil Rights
Would repeal gender anti-insurance discrimination law
A state Senate panel is looking at the plan to repeal Montana's 25-year-old anti-gender discrimination law. It bans the use of gender in establishing rates on everything from car insurance to life insurance. "It seems like we are about the last state of
all 50 holding onto this so-called unisex insurance provision," said Sen. Gary Perry, R-Manhattan. "And because of that it has created higher rates and less opportunity to have more insurance companies and policies provided for Montana citizens."
Source: Insurance Journal on Montana voting record
, Jan 29, 2009
Proposed porn blockers on devices; pay to opt out
A bill that appears to have been written by anti-porn crusader Chris Sevier was introduced in the Missouri legislature by Representative Jim Neely (R-Cameron).
House Bill 2422 would require all Internet-connecting devices sold within the state to come with a porn blocker installed; consumers who want to opt out would have to pay for the privilege.
Source: Insurance Journal on Missouri voting record HB 2422
, Jan 29, 2009
Rated 13% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance.
Perry scores 13% by the HRC on gay rights - Montana Human Rights Network
OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 HRC scores as follows:
About the HRC (from their website, www.hrc.org):
- 0% - 20%: opposes gay rights (approx. 207 members)
- 20% - 70%: mixed record on gay rights (approx. 84 members)
- 70%-100%: supports gay rights (approx. 177 members)
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for GLBT Americans. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.
Source: HRC website 06n-HRC on Dec 31, 2006
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