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Brad Carson on Civil Rights


Preserve marriage between one man and one woman

Brad Carson voted today for the Marriage Protection Amendment that would define marriage as union between a man and a woman. H.J. Res. 106, would amend the US Constitution to limit marriage between a man and a woman and would declare that neither the US Constitution nor the constitution of any state could be interpreted to require that marriage be available to any union other than the union of a man and a woman.

Carson said, "Marriage is the bedrock of our society. This hallowed institution between one man and one woman is one of the most sacred in the history of the world. As a life-long Southern Baptist, I firmly believe that marriage is and must remain a consecrated union between one man and one woman. I was the first member of the Oklahoma delegation to publicly call for a ban on gay marriage. Today I cast my vote against gay marriage. I am committed to maintaining the traditional definition of marriage throughout the United States."

Source: Press release, "Marriage" Sep 30, 2004

Voted YES on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration.

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to state that Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.
Bill HJRES 36 ; vote number 2001-232 on Jul 17, 2001

Supports anti-flag desecration amendment.

Carson sponsored a Constitutional Amendment:

Supports granting Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HJR36 on Mar 13, 2001

Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender.

Carson sponsored a Constitutional Amendment:

Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. Summary: States that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HJR40 on Mar 22, 2001

Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans.

Carson sponsored the Congressional Resolution on Native Americans:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that schools across the Nation should teach about the role of Native Americans in American history and culture and lead community service projects that further that education; and that there should be a legal public holiday honoring Native Americans.

Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HR101 on Mar 27, 2001

Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record.

Carson scores 67% by the ACLU on civil rights issues

We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor. If the rights of society’s most vulnerable members are denied, everybody’s rights are imperiled.

Our ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.

Source: ACLU website 02n-ACLU on Dec 31, 2002

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