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GOP Candidate: Protecting LGBTs From Getting Fired Is 'Segregation'

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"When we create classes, we create that same separation that we’re trying to unfold somehow," Hardy said in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun on Tuesday. Mother Jones flagged Hardy's comments on Wednesday. "By continuing to create these laws that are what I call segregation laws, it puts one class of a person over another. We are creating classes of people through these laws."

Hardy also told the Sun that he would "always vote against same-sex marriage" because of his religious beliefs.

"For me to vote for it would be to deny the same God that I believe in," Hardy said.

(Photo credit: Hardy for Congress)