Bryan Townsend (UNOPPOSED)
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Running For:State Senator
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|1. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. (HB 319, 2022)||O||Note: Planned Parenthood Survey Question: Do you support the ability of teenagers under the age of 16 to confidentially access safe and legal abortion? Answer: "Yes."
|2. Public schools should seek to strengthen the parent-child relationship, and should not be required to implement or integrate expansive and comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes LGBTQIA+ role play, sexual practices, and identities. (HB 199, 2021)||O||Note: Endorsed by Delaware Stonewall Alliance. "Advocate for Gender Sexuality / Gay Straight Alliance clubs in schools elementary through college."
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|3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022)||O||Note: Co-Sponsored HB 199, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Delaware Constitution.
|4. Individuals and faith-based entities should have the right of conscience to freely live out their sincerely held convictions regarding human sexuality and conception, without fear of government infringement or retaliation. (HB 199, 2021)||O||Note: Co-Sponsored HB 199, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Delaware Constitution.
|5. Abortion is the act of violently ending the life of another human being. Lawmakers should work to promote the value of and protect human life from conception to natural death, versus expanding abortion access through all 9 months of pregnancy. (SR 24, 2022; HB 40, 2022; SB 235, 2022; HB 140, 2022; HB 455, 2022; SB 343, 2022; HB 460, 2022).||O||Note: Voted No on SR 24, to recognize the Sanctity of Human Life Day.
|6. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should not be legalized in Delaware as an end-of-life option. (HB 140, 2022)||O||Note: Voted No on SR 24, to recognize the Sanctity of Human Life Day.
|7. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. (HB 49, 2021; HB 247, 2021).||-|
|8. The right of Delawareans to keep and bear arms, as protected by the US and DE Constitutions, should not be infringed. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. (HB 450, 2022; SB 8, 2021)||O||Note: Co-Sponsored HB 450, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of "assault weapons."
|9. To preserve the integrity of our elections, the legislature should strive to eliminate opportunities for fraud in the election process. (HB 15, 2022; HB 25, 2022; SB 320, 2022)||O||Note: Sponsored SB 320, to establish permanent mail-in voting.