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Jeb Bush on Civil Rights
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Replaced affirmative action with "One Florida" initiative. (Jun 2012)
  • Dismantled Florida's affirmative action program. (Feb 2007)
  • One Florida: equal minority contracts and admissions. (Feb 2007)
  • Don't create gays as another category of victims. (Feb 2007)
  • Removed Confederate battle flag from Florida Capitol. (Feb 2007)
  • 1981: Left Houston based on prejudice against Mexican wife. (Sep 2004)
  • Provide licensure exams in Spanish, for free. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports Affirmative Action; against quotas. (Jul 1998)
  • No hate-crimes status for gays; no gay marriage. (Jul 1998)
  • Gay rights & feminism are "modern victim movements". (Nov 1995)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Rick Scott on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Scott on other issues.
  • $36 million for community-based disabled help. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

FL 2012: 2012 Florida Senate Debates


Connie Mack IV on Civil Rights
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Bill Nelson on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (FL): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bill Nelson on other issues.
  • Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Marco Rubio on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Defining marriage does not demean a class of people. (Jun 2013)
  • I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Dave Weldon on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Strong record of preserving traditional marriage. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

House:


Gus Bilirakis on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gus Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Corrine Brown on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-3): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Corrine Brown on other issues.
  • Co-chairs Women’s Caucus “Women in Business” Team. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Vern Buchanan on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Vern Buchanan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Kathy Castor on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Castor on other issues.
  • Banning Gay Pride Month promotes discrimination. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Ander Crenshaw on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ander Crenshaw on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Ron DeSantis on Civil Rights
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron DeSantis on other issues.
  • Core values that have made America great. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
Ted Deutch on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 21): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Deutch on other issues.
  • GLBT rights same as all, including marriage and adoption. (Nov 2010)
  • Ensure that women are provided equality of pay & opportunity. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Mario Diaz-Balart on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-25): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mario Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Lois Frankel on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 22): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lois Frankel on other issues.
  • Affirmative action in state hiring and college. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Joe Garcia on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 26): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Garcia on other issues.
  • Supports fair pay legislation. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports equal marriage rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Alan Grayson on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Grayson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Alcee Hastings on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-23): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Alcee Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 86% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 92% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Investigate mortgage discrimination in veterans & disabled. (Jan 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. (May 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
John Mica on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Mica on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Jeff Miller on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Miller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 12% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Patrick Murphy on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Murphy on other issues.
  • Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Rich Nugent on Civil Rights
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rich Nugent on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
Bill Posey on Civil Rights
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Posey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Trey Radel on Civil Rights
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Radel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
David Rivera on Civil Rights
Republican (District 25): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Rivera on other issues.
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Tom Rooney on Civil Rights
Republican (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Rooney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-18): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 14% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 88% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Dennis Ross on Civil Rights
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dennis Ross on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Steve Southerland on Civil Rights
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Southerland on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-20): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. (May 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Dan Webster on Civil Rights
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Webster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Allen West on Civil Rights
Republican (District 22): Click here for Allen West on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frederica Wilson on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frederica Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Ted Yoho on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Yoho on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
Bill Young on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bill Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Charlie Crist on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • I support marriage equality in Florida. (May 2013)
  • Opposed gay adoption; then praised Court overturning ban. (Oct 2010)
  • Lifetime member of NAACP. (Jan 2010)
  • Uphold Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2006)
  • Provide compensation to victims of racial discrimination. (Nov 2006)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
George LeMieux on Civil Rights
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George LeMieux on other issues.
  • Pro-family supporter of traditional marriage. (Jul 2011)
Sandy Adams on Civil Rights
Republican (Lost 2012 primary) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sandy Adams on other issues.
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Connie Mack IV on Civil Rights
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Cliff Stearns on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Cliff Stearns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Bill McBride on Civil Rights
Former Democrat Challenger (2002): Click here for Bill McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Janet Reno on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Challenger (2006), and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Janet Reno on other issues.
  • Infrastructure protection no threat to civil rights. (Jan 1999)
  • Emphasized aggressive civil rights enforcement. (Jan 1999)
  • Civil rights must be aggressively protected by government. (Jan 1998)
  • “Presumption of disclosure” of all federal information. (Jan 1994)
  • Dropped homosexuality as grounds for denying FBI employment. (Dec 1993)
  • Limit TV violence by voluntary or regulatory means. (Oct 1993)
  • Supported Lani Guinier’s call for quotas. (Jun 1993)
  • Make civil rights & equal opportunity top priority. (Mar 1993)
  • Refused to respond to sexual preference questionnaire. (Sep 1988)
  • Defendant protections result in better police work. (Jul 1986)
  • Accused of racism in Miami riots after McDuffie killing. (May 1980)
Michael Bilirakis on Civil Rights
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Charles Canady on Civil Rights
Former GOP (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Canady on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Betty Castor on Civil Rights
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Betty Castor on other issues.
  • Support basic protections for gay couples, but not marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Include sexual orientation in Employment Nondiscrimination. (Oct 2004)
  • Line-by-line review of the PATRIOT Act. (Sep 2004)
Peter Deutsch on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 73% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Peter Deutsch on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 20): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 73% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Tillie Fowler on Civil Rights
Former GOP (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tillie Fowler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Porter Goss on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2004) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Porter Goss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bob Graham on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bob Graham on other issues.
  • Voted for Patriot Act, but against Patriot Act II. (Jun 2003)
  • Created jobs as Governor, with focus on minority business. (May 2003)
  • Put the Civil War behind us: end Confederacy extremism. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Katherine Harris on Civil Rights
Republican challenger (2006); Former US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Katherine Harris on Civil Rights
Republican (until 2007) (District 13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Connie Mack on Civil Rights
Former Republican Senator (until 2000): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Bill McCollum on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (2004); former US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Bill McCollum on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2001) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Carrie Meek on Civil Rights
Democrat (retired 2002) (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Carrie Meek on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Bob Smith on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Bob Smith on other issues.
  • Don't require companies to hire more women & minorities. (Mar 2010)
  • Support same-sex benefits but not same-sex marriage. (Mar 2010)
  • Amend Constitution for school prayer. (Aug 1999)
  • Against ambassadorship of gay activist James Hormel. (Jun 1999)
  • For constitutional amendment against flag burning. (May 1999)
  • Against homosexual advocacy in the classroom. (May 1999)
  • Supports school prayer. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Karen Thurman on Civil Rights
Former Democrat (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Karen Thurman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Allen Boyd on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Allen Boyd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 78% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Dennis Bradley on Civil Rights
2010 Veterans Party Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Bradley on other issues.
  • Strongly opposed to any type of quota system. (Mar 2010)
  • No government mandate on same-sex issues. (Mar 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ginny Brown-Waite on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Charlie Crist on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • I support marriage equality in Florida. (May 2013)
  • Opposed gay adoption; then praised Court overturning ban. (Oct 2010)
  • Lifetime member of NAACP. (Jan 2010)
  • Uphold Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2006)
  • Provide compensation to victims of racial discrimination. (Nov 2006)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
Jim Davis on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bernard DeCastro on Civil Rights
2010 Constitution Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bernard DeCastro on other issues.
  • Define marriage as one man and one woman. (Aug 2010)
  • The Bible is clear: marriage is one man & one woman. (Aug 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-21): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Tom Feeney on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-24): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Feeney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Mark Foley on Civil Rights
Republican (District 16): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mark Foley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 33% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Jeff Greene on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Jeff Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Johnston on Civil Rights
Democrat (1988-1996) (District 7): Click here for Harry Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ric Keller on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ric Keller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Ron Klein on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klein on other issues.
  • Include sexual orientation in federal hate-crimes law. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Suzanne Kosmas on Civil Rights
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 24): Click here for Suzanne Kosmas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Mahoney on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Mahoney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Mel Martinez on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (FL); previously Secretary of H.U.D.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mel Martinez on other issues.
  • Support the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Support gay marriage ban. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 11% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Kendrick Meek on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • Oppose Florida's ban on gay adoption. (Aug 2010)
  • Registered black voters to support affirmative action. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Kendrick Meek on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • Oppose Florida's ban on gay adoption. (Aug 2010)
  • Registered black voters to support affirmative action. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Dan Miller on Civil Rights
Republican (retired) (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Miller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Adam Putnam on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-12): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Adam Putnam on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Joe Scarborough on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Scarborough on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Clay Shaw on Civil Rights
Republican (District 22): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Clay Shaw on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Alexander Snitker on Civil Rights
2010 Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
  • Open gays ok in military; don't define marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • End affirmative action programs. (Aug 2010)
Dave Weldon on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Strong record of preserving traditional marriage. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Robert Wexler on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (FL-19): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wexler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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