Georgia Senate Candidate Endorses Marriage Equality

Branko RadulovackBranko Radulovack, an underdog Democratic candidate for Georgia’s open Senate seat, gave a ringing endorsement of marriage equality in an interview with Atlanta Progressive News last week.

As a psychiatrist, I believe sexual orientation is a strong genetic component rather than a simple choice.  And, as a result, I see no basis for judging or discriminating against his or her to their sexual orientation.  I am a Christian, and as a Christian, I believe in the separation of church and state.

I don’t think our government should be in the business of discriminating against anyone because of their beliefs.  As a happily married man, I understand the desire to make a lifelong commitment to one person.  I see no legitimate reason to deny that right to someone else.  Pope Frances said, “Who am I to judge?”  That’s a strong statement and I agree with it.

Project Q Atlanta compares Radulovack’s full-throated endorsement with that of the leading Democrat in the race Michelle Nunn, who supports it on a personal level but believes the issue should be left to the states to decide. 

Comments

  1. andrew says

    Thank you Branko Radulovack. You sound like an intelligent progressive person. You also don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of getting elected Senator in a backward state like Georgia.

  2. Ben in Oakland says

    She supports it on a personal level, but thinks the states should decide?

    Translation: she’s a weasel. But then, as the daughter of Nunn, she’s a weasel.

  3. Hey Darlin' says

    “I don’t think our government should be in the business of discriminating against anyone because of their beliefs.”

    Exactly,

    The opposite should also true.

    Our government shouldn’t be in the business of PROMOTING anyone because of their beliefs.

    The fringe groups in the Christian community spend far too much time promoting themselves as a victim in the strive for equality, especially marriage equality. They’re not a true victim, it’s just that someone’s private religion doesn’t get to trump equality in the United States. If your chosen religion doesn’t carry the power it’s constitutionally banned from carrying, where’s the issue? If your chosen religion limits another person’s equality based solely on your scripture, why would there not be an issue?

    I consider myself a Christian, as do many gay citizens of the United States but I have no right to my religion controlling my government or standing in the way of good citizenship and neither do you, whatever your religion.

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