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John Kitzhaber on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC. (Aug 2010)
  • Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring. (Nov 1998)
  • Recognize same-sex marriages. (Nov 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

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Jason Conger on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Merkley on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Co-sponsored Equality & Family Fairness Act for gay equality. (Sep 2008)
  • Ok to define marriage against polygamy or same-sex. (Jun 2008)
  • Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right. (Dec 2007)
  • Apply affirmative action to state hiring. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Ron Wyden on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Sponsored bill for a Rosa Parks commemorative postage stamp. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 93% 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)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)

House:


Earl Blumenauer on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer 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)
  • 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)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 93% 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)
  • 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 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)
Suzanne Bonamici on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Peter Defazio on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Kurt Schrader on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Greg Walden on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden 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 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)
  • 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 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-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 39% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Civil Rights
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
  • Expand opportunities for minority and women small business. (Nov 2006)
  • No sexual orientation discrimination; OK to civil union. (Nov 2006)
David Wu on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for David Wu 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • 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 92% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Bill Bradbury on Civil Rights
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Hatfield on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • 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)
Al King on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Affirmative action violates the Constitution. (Aug 2004)
  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriages. (Aug 2004)
Bob Packwood on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Brownlow on Civil Rights
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman. (Jul 2008)
  • 1st amendment prohibits government from regulating marriage. (Jul 2008)
  • Government should stay out of employment decisions. (Jun 2008)
  • No special consideration for homosexuals. (Jun 2008)
  • Let churches define marriage without government involvement. (Jun 2008)
  • Separate Marriage & State: let churches marry whom they want. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Civil Rights
Independent Challenger: Click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Furse on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Darlene Hooley on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 86% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 92% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
Jim Huffman on Civil Rights
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • Supports the legal rights of gays. (Mar 2010)
Steve Novick on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Society is for more than rich, white, straight men. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Defining gay marriage is like defining anti-Mormon marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 33% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 29% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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