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Mike Beebe on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
  • No gay marriage; no civil unions; maybe gay adoption. (Jun 2011)
Frank Gilbert on Civil Rights
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Best way to end discrimination is to stop discriminating. (Aug 2014)
  • Comfortable with gay marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • State should stay out of the marriage business. (Jul 2014)
Tim Griffin on Civil Rights
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Marriage should be between one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Mike Ross on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Personally opposes gay marriage, but abide by Supreme Court. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 60% 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 81% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)

Senate:

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John Boozman on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell; the policy has worked well. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Rated 14% 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 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Tom Cotton on Civil Rights
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Support DOMA and traditional marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Mark Pryor on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business. (Mar 2004)
  • 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)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)

House:


Rick Crawford on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Mike Ross on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Personally opposes gay marriage, but abide by Supreme Court. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 60% 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 81% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Steve Womack on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Civil Rights
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2014)
  • 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)
Mark Swaney on Civil Rights
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • I support affirmative action, for past & future. (Aug 2014)
  • Comfortable with same-sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
Tom Cotton on Civil Rights
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Support DOMA and traditional marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Tim Griffin on Civil Rights
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Marriage should be between one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Mike Huckabee on Civil Rights
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Women should control libido rather than rely on Uncle Sugar. (Jan 2014)
  • Homosexuality is a sin the same as heterosexual lust. (Dec 2013)
  • Pays attention to black vote; got 48% as governor. (Nov 2008)
  • I witnessed firsthand the shameful evil of racism. (Sep 2008)
  • Itís arrogant for GOP to ignore Hispanics or any group. (Dec 2007)
  • Racial profiling based on speaking with accent is unAmerican. (Dec 2007)
  • Got 48% of black vote in AR; embarrassed at national GOP. (Sep 2007)
  • Address gay behavior if problematic, not gay attitudes. (Jun 2007)
  • Gay tolerance reflects lack of fixed societal standards. (Jun 2007)
  • Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions. (Jan 2007)
  • USA has gone from Barney Fife to Barney Frank. (Jan 2007)
  • Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas. (Dec 2006)
  • No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage. (Nov 2002)
  • No affirmative action for state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 2002)
  • If Titanic sank now, feminism would cost more women's lives. (Jun 1998)
  • Women's liberation resulted in women's impoverishment. (Jun 1998)
  • No-fault divorce increases feminization of poverty. (Jun 1998)
  • Until recently, no one suggested homosexuality was equal. (Sep 1997)
  • Treat AIDS as plague to be isolated, not civil rights issue. (Nov 1992)
  • More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education. (Mar 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Dale Bumpers on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • 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)
Tim Hutchinson on Civil Rights
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
David Pryor on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Marion Berry on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry 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 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)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 81% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
John Boozman on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell; the policy has worked well. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Rated 14% 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 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Jay Dickey on Civil Rights
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Tom Formicola on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Civil Rights
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Don't require companies to hire more women & minorities. (Apr 2010)
  • No same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Apr 2010)
  • Amend the federal constitution to ban gay marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • The Patriot Act is misnamed and should be greatly amended. (Jul 2004)
  • English should be the official language themselves. (Jul 2004)
  • Define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. (Jul 2004)
  • Support an Amendment barring gay marriage. (Jul 2004)
  • Allowing gay marriage is disastrous. (Jul 2004)
  • Donít consider race, ethnicity, or gender when hiring. (Jul 2002)
Asa Hutchinson on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2014)
  • 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)
Rebekah Kennedy on Civil Rights
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Suspending Habeas Corpus is unconstitutional & intolerable. (Jun 2008)
  • The freedom to marry is a fundamental right, even for gays. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports government and corporate affirmative action plans. (May 2008)
  • Equal means equal, for sexual orientation. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Defer to military decision on Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell. (Oct 2010)
  • Oppose amending the federal constitution to ban gay marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Calls on USDA to Improve Civil Rights Record. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
Vic Snyder on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder 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)
  • Rated 71% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 75% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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