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Lee Fisher on Civil Rights

 


Same rights regardless of sexual orientation

I believe all Ohioans & all Americans should have the same opportunities in life to care for their families, earn a living, and serve their country, secure in the knowledge that their government will protect them from discrimination regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or ethnicity.
Source: Campaign website, www.fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women

I have devoted my life to public service, tirelessly advocating for issues important to women and families.

Women are paid on average only 77 percent of what men are paid for the same work; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. In the Senate, Lee will fight to ensure women are fairly compensated for their work. He is a strong supporter of "Equal Pay for Equal Work," the simple premise that women and men doing the same work are entitled to earn the same pay. Lee supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law by President Obama to ensure that victims of wage discrimination can effectively challenge unequal pay. He also supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide more effective remedies to victims of wage discrimination by enhancing enforcement of equal pay requirements.

Source: Campaign website, www.fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage.

Fisher opposes the CC survey question on banning same-sex marriage

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal Marriage Amendment to prevent same sex marriage"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q3 on Aug 11, 2010

Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Fisher supports the F2A survey question on cap-and-trade

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q3 on Sep 19, 2010

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