Steve Dettelbach

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Office Sought: Attorney General (D)
Website: www.steveforohio.com

1) Should government fine or penalize private bakers or florists who do not wish to use their artistic expression to celebrate a same-sex wedding?
Yes
Endorsed by HRC: https://www.hrc.org/press/human-rights-campaign-endorses-steve-dettelbach-for-ohio-attorney-general
HRC supports “laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
HRC supports Ohio Fairness Act: https://www.hrc.org/local-issues/ohio

2) Should abortion be prohibited once the unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected?
No
Endorsed by PPAct: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/uploads/filer_public/ff/ee/ffeea699-8d48-499e-b22e-f480aeed906e/july-ppao-candidateslate-v2.pdf
Planned Parenthood Action opposes legislation to prohibit abortion once the unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/issues/legislation

3) Should Ohio freeze eligibility for new enrollees in Medicaid?
No
“Ohio can’t effectively fight the opioid crisis if it rolls back the program 200,000 of our citizens use to access treatment. It is the job of Ohio’s leaders to protect people, not play politics.”: https://www.facebook.com/SteveDettelbach/posts/627459250940554?__xts__[0]=68.ARC2qFTtGBih48bbsNLzrWLFk5Lk2kebN9XqxCXff38gy6lS7sIVdTSQaeaFB_qGWefFYWR0zOjAXYARmSGoaalKsRBbhjI65fCB64GaUskWUXiEXTmYIG0GIoYpzjf5LMgaW_nSlEY4iFmgFopk_W4jtj3mQhXKZFq9OoNbvf1uVn64byFT&__tn__=-R

4) Should sports betting be legalized?
Unknown/Unclear

5) Should parents be eligible for direct grants or subsidies for their children to attend the school of their choice, including non-public schools?
Unknown/Unclear

6) Should adults have to get a permit or license in order to concealed-carry a firearm?
Unknown/Unclear

7) Should the state withhold funding to “Sanctuary Cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws?
No
“Dettelbach also added that it should be up to the people of a city to decide what their priorities are, meaning they should decide if they want law enforcement to focus on the opioid epidemic and violent crime or immigration issues.” https://www.wtrf.com/news/politics/candidate-for-ohio-attorney-general-discusses-immigration-issues/1252434944

8) Should public schools be required to allow students use the bathroom or locker room of their preference, regardless of the student’s biological sex?
Yes
Endorsed by HRC: https://www.hrc.org/press/human-rights-campaign-endorses-steve-dettelbach-for-ohio-attorney-general
HRC supports Ohio Fairness Act: https://www.hrc.org/local-issues/ohio

9) Should organizations that provide abortions, such as Planned Parenthood, be prohibited from receiving state funds?
No
Endorsed by PPAct: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/uploads/filer_public/ff/ee/ffeea699-8d48-499e-b22e-f480aeed906e/july-ppao-candidateslate-v2.pdf
PPAct opposes state budget denying PP state funds: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/issues/legislation

10) Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use?
Unknown/Unclear

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