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Neil Abercrombie on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie 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 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 93% 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 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
Duke Aiona on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Duke Aiona on other issues.
  • No same-sex marriage; no civil unions. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Nov 2010)
David Ige on Civil Rights
Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ige on other issues.
  • Civil unions ok; gay marriage not ok. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Daniel Akaka on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka on other issues.
  • Opposed the Patriot Act renewal on civil liberty grounds. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% 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)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
Colleen Hanabusa on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Mazie Hirono on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Affirmative action is as important now as it ever was. (Nov 2006)
  • No Constitutional bans on same sex marriage. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
Daniel Inouye on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye on other issues.
  • Sponsored Japanese internment reparations. (Nov 1998)
  • Faced anti-Japanese discrimination after WWII. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Rated 50% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored bill investigating Japanese deportation in WWII. (Jan 2009)
Linda Lingle on Civil Rights
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name. (Jul 2010)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
Eddie Pirkowski on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
  • Marriage is man+woman, but respect state & individual choice. (Jun 2012)
Brian Schatz on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)

House:


Charles Djou on Civil Rights
Republican Governor challenger (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
  • Supports traditional marriage but also domestic partnerships. (Mar 2010)
  • No affirmative action. (Nov 2000)
Tulsi Gabbard on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • 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. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Civil Rights
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name. (Jul 2010)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
Cam Cavasso on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
  • Key leader on Traditional Marriage Amendment. (Oct 2004)
  • PATRIOT Act does not go too far. (Aug 2004)
Colleen Hanabusa on Civil Rights
Democrat (Senate run 2014) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Mazie Hirono on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Affirmative action is as important now as it ever was. (Nov 2006)
  • No Constitutional bans on same sex marriage. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
Ben Cayetano on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Ed Case on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Supported Patriot Act to provide law enforcement tools. (Aug 2006)
  • 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 NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Neil Abercrombie on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie 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 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 93% 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 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
Ed Case on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Supported Patriot Act to provide law enforcement tools. (Aug 2006)
  • 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 NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Patsy Mink on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Patsy Mink 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Cynthia Thielen on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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