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posted Friday, July 29, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 31
Meet Tim Kaine

He doesn't hate you, but he doesn't like you that much either
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Meet Tim Kaine

He doesn't hate you, but he doesn't like you that much either

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

There are many reasons to like Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's pick to run for vice president on the Democratic Party ticket.

For example, in 1984 he took his Harvard law degree and became a civil rights attorney, not a high-priced corporate lawyer, representing death-row inmates and victims of housing discrimination.

Representing African-American families, he won a landmark $100 million decision against redlining, which excluded people of color from upscale neighborhoods in Richmond, Va. When the decision was overturned on appeal, he stuck with his clients and negotiated a $17.5 million settlement.

Kaine gets an F rating from the National Rifle Association, but 100% from Planned Parenthood. That's all the more remarkable because Kaine is Roman Catholic and says he's personally opposed to abortion.

On the other hand, Kaine has been something less than a champion when it comes to LGBT rights.

He was late to the party on marriage equality - even later than Hillary Clinton - not coming out for marriage rights until 2013, two weeks after Clinton did.

In 2012, Kaine, then-governor and a candidate for the Senate, said he was in favor of 'relationship equality.'

When asked if that meant marriage equality, Kaine refused to endorse marriage equality.

'The labels get in the way of the issue,' he said.

As governor in 2006, Kaine opposed an amendment to the Virginia state constitution forbidding same-sex marriages on the grounds that it also forbade civil unions. But when the legislature passed a bill to put the amendment on the ballot, he signed it anyway.

His primary contribution to LGBT rights as governor was an executive order banning discrimination against Lesbian and Gay - but not Transgender - state employees.

As lieutenant governor in 2003, Kaine issued a statement distancing himself from a Massachusetts court ruling that Lesbian and Gay couples had a right to marriage.

'Marriage between a man and a woman is the building block of the family and a keystone of our civil society,' Kaine said at the time.

In 2001, when he was mayor of Richmond, Kaine expressed his support for 'civil benefits' for same-sex couples, but he made clear he was not for civil unions or marriage.

LGBT organizations by and large welcomed Clinton's VP choice, some enthusiastically, but in their statements they tended to cite accomplishments not directly related to LGBT issues.

'With her selection of Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton has highlighted the stark differences between her ticket and her opponent's,' Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur said.

'In contrast to the extremes of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and homo- and transphobia on display this week at the Republican National Convention, Kaine presents an alternative: a pragmatist who works across ideologies and across the aisle to get things done.

'As governor of Virginia, Kaine partnered with the state's Republican legislators and attorney general to strengthen background checks on gun purchases. Vice President Joe Biden hailed the legislation as a potential model for a federal bill.'

'While Donald Trump doubled down on discrimination by picking Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton has bolstered her campaign's historic commitment to LGBTQ equality by choosing Tim Kaine,' Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said.

'Having proven time and time again that they have the experience, determination, and leadership needed to move equality forward for all Americans, we are confident Clinton and Kaine will tear down the walls of discrimination that hold all of us back.

'The stakes for LGBTQ people in this election couldn't be higher, and the choice for pro-equality voters couldn't be clearer.'

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