Does Congressman Pete Sessions agree with Rand Paul about the Civil Rights Act?

Posted on 04 Jun 2010 at 8:56am

Gay activist Mark Reed of Dallas sent over a letter this morning he received from Republican Congressman Pete Sessions, in response to Reed’s apparent inquiry about Sessions’ position on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. As Reed notes, the second paragraph of the letter sure makes it sound like Sessions doesn’t think any minority should be protected from discrimination — at least not by the government:

“I believe all people should have the same rights accorded to them under the Constitution,” Sessions wrote. “No one person or group of people should have an advantage or preferential treatment before the law. It is important that our nation does not disintegrate into a society of separate groups defined by certain characteristics. Moreover, the federal government should not sanction these differences.”

I’ve posted Sessions’ full letter after the jump.

Sessions

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments