The first of the completed InterstateQ.com LGBT Issues Questionnaire.
District Four City Council Candidate
5601 Roanne Way 103
Greensboro NC 27409
Campaign website myspace.com/davidcrawford01
Question One. Economic studies have concluded that those metropolitan areas most welcoming, inclusive and supportive of their LGBT communities are more likely to attract and retain dynamic, high-paying business and young professionals. With this in mind, if you are elected would you seek to continue a commitment toward building Greensboro’s economic climate and influence by further supporting and welcoming LGBT citizens in our communities, and how would you do that?
Yes if elected I would seek to continue a commitment toward building Greensboro’s economic climate and influence by further supporting and welcoming LGBT citizens in our communities we need more LGBT clubs also, we need to start a city class that can teach non- LGBT citizenson how to ack when thay need to deal with LGBT citizen. Twenty percent of people in unmarried same-sex relationships lack health insurance, compared with 10 percent of married people !
Question Two. During the past year, the issue of domestic partner benefits for same-sex partners of city employees has been a hot-button issue and one much debated over by those involved in city politics. If elected to your post in the Council/as Mayor, how would you seek to protect these benefits for working class LGBT couples?
Domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages are much in the news these days I myself am total for same-sex partners of city employees to have benefits! I myself have a crown from a 1982 show I was in at Jim kennedy old club the power company in w-s. Domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages are much in the news these days
Whats a pain is you have people like coble in office who run there office like its 1976 and thay have on idear how to deal with same-sex marriages, people deserve the same right to marry that everybody else does. And God cares about our relationships the same way God cares about heterosexual relationships. I’ve got no problem with gay marriage! We’re talking about people like me who don’t have equality under the law and should have it, If I am elected I total will try to see that all citizens get same the same benefits for same-sex partners as all non gay city employees have!
Question Three. Currently, Greensboro city code prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Do you support expanding the city codes to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender-identity? Do you support expanding these city codes to apply also to businesses with which the city contracts services?
Yes! I once had a Winston salem city cop in 1980 bug me bad and he even push me into the back of his car, well I was pulled over due to I was on Jonestown rd at 4am, plus I at the time had just took off from the power co so I did look total female at the time, when the cop took my id he look at me then said no way you’re a boy! So he then Ask me to get in back and did I mine if he look the car over, like a nut I said hell no! well I was put in the back of his car by him! Then a 2nd cop look over my car, then the first cop pull me out by the arm and said get the hell out of here! due to this I am for a hard strong city code in gso that would help some one in the same way if it happen to them.
Question Four. Some citizens believe that Greensboro has become a place unwelcoming of and non-inclusive to minority citizens, such as those persons of minority races and ethnicities. How would you propose to address citizens concerns over the state of our city’s reputation for racial divisiveness and what steps would you take toward beginning to heal what many may still see as an open wound?
On this I total will address citizens concerns! That is why I have pick to run , I am one of the citizens with concerns I don’t see any one trying to work on so I feel if I can get in office I will no longer been a no one I can put my foot down and get something done!
Question Five. Would you support creating a domestic partner registry in the City of Greensboro, similar to those in effect in Chapel Hill and Carrboro that would give citizens legal recognition of their relationship for the purposes of housing, local taxes and other city services?
NOTE: All responses are un-edited and exact to the original words and responses from each candidate.