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Mark Dayton on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Full same-sex marriage equality with full benefits. (Nov 2010)
  • Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports federal funding of arts organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Promote racial tolerance publicly. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Include special-needs people in emergency evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)

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Jim Abeler on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • No state authorization of same-sex marriage. (May 2013)
  • Rated 0% by MN-OAP on positions on racial equity. (Apr 2013)
Al Franken on Civil Rights
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Apologized for comic routines that offended women. (Sep 2010)
  • Apologizes for stigmatizing hermaphrodites & conjoined twins. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting sexual-identity discrimination. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored enforcing against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Civil Rights
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Supports civil unions and equal rights for gay partners. (Jan 2006)
  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 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. (Jun 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Dan Severson on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Homosexuality is a dysfunction and reversible by prayer. (Apr 2012)
  • Fight the faddish fog of feminism. (Nov 2011)
  • How dare a court force same-sex morality on the people. (Nov 2011)
  • MN needs constitutional amendment on marriage, despite DOMA. (Nov 2011)
  • I support federal AND state marriage amendments. (Aug 2011)
  • Children need mother & father; but let states decide. (Jun 2011)
  • Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell in. (Jun 2011)
  • Counselor/husband: "pray away the gay". (Jul 2010)
  • Authored constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Chip Cravaack on Civil Rights
Republican (District 8): Click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Keith Ellison on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison 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)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • 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 Kline on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • 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)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Betty McCollum on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
Rick Nolan on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Pass the Equal Rights Amendment. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Collin Peterson on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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 YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 57% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 64% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Tim Walz on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Continue Affirmative Action against unequal representation. (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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Civil Rights
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Civil Rights
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Voted for GLBT protection; later favored repealing the law. (May 2010)
  • Opposite-sex marriage is cornerstone of society. (May 2010)
Joe Arwood on Civil Rights
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Civil Rights
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
  • Let people decide on marriage law. (Jan 2012)
Jesse Ventura on Civil Rights
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Don't amend Constitution to outlaw flag-burning. (Apr 2008)
  • We're losing our rights to the so-called War on Terror. (Apr 2008)
  • Only governor of 50 to not declare National Prayer Day. (Apr 2008)
  • Equal state benefits for gay employees and partners. (Apr 2008)
  • Civil unions for gays AND hetero couples. (Apr 2008)
  • I'd rather face the terrorists than lose my civil liberties. (Apr 2008)
  • The Patriot Act guts the Fourth Amendment. (Apr 2008)
  • Respect diversity, both cultural and lifestyle. (Dec 2000)
  • Equal opportunity for women; but equal responsibility too. (Jul 2000)
  • Gay domestic partnership OK; not gay marriage. (Jul 2000)
  • As football commentator, found name “Redskins” offensive. (Jul 2000)
  • Against funding National Endowment for the Arts. (Jul 2000)
  • Prosecution and sentencing should be colorblind. (Aug 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Civil Rights
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Kennedy on Civil Rights
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Mark Kennedy on Civil Rights
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Walter Mondale on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • Supports gay spousal benefits but not gay marriage. (Nov 2002)
  • Sponsored open housing amendment to the Civil Rights Act. (Jan 1997)
Jesse Ventura on Civil Rights
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Don't amend Constitution to outlaw flag-burning. (Apr 2008)
  • We're losing our rights to the so-called War on Terror. (Apr 2008)
  • Only governor of 50 to not declare National Prayer Day. (Apr 2008)
  • Equal state benefits for gay employees and partners. (Apr 2008)
  • Civil unions for gays AND hetero couples. (Apr 2008)
  • I'd rather face the terrorists than lose my civil liberties. (Apr 2008)
  • The Patriot Act guts the Fourth Amendment. (Apr 2008)
  • Respect diversity, both cultural and lifestyle. (Dec 2000)
  • Equal opportunity for women; but equal responsibility too. (Jul 2000)
  • Gay domestic partnership OK; not gay marriage. (Jul 2000)
  • As football commentator, found name “Redskins” offensive. (Jul 2000)
  • Against funding National Endowment for the Arts. (Jul 2000)
  • Prosecution and sentencing should be colorblind. (Aug 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Sponsored early laws against domestic abuse. (Jan 1999)
  • More penalties for crimes against women. (Dec 1998)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Dean Barkley on Civil Rights
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Don’t require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports federal affirmative actions programs. (Nov 1996)
Ford Bell on Civil Rights
DFL challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • Opposed to constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. (Jan 2006)
Michael Cavlan on Civil Rights
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Equal hiring & equal pay for women & minorities. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports gay marriage. (Jun 2005)
Norm Coleman on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 22% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 43% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Mark Dayton on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Full same-sex marriage equality with full benefits. (Nov 2010)
  • Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports federal funding of arts organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Promote racial tolerance publicly. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Include special-needs people in emergency evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Robert Fitzgerald on Civil Rights
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Don’t amend Constitution to outlaw gay marriage. (Oct 2006)
  • Don’t amend Constitution to outlaw flag burning. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bill Luther on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
David Minge on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Minge 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)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
  • Equal marriage rights for GLBT people. (May 2008)
James Niemackl on Civil Rights
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Don’t require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 88% 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)
Tim Penny on Civil Rights
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 27% 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 58% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Martin Sabo on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • 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)
Bruce Vento on Civil Rights
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Vento 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)
Patty Wetterling on Civil Rights
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Civil Rights
Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • Let resume make decision, not gender or ethnicity. (Jul 2008)
  • Protection of sexual orientation is the law. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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