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Tom Foley on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • Maintain gay marriage law, although personally against it. (Dec 2010)
Dan Malloy on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • CT shattered the glass ceiling with first female governor. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports gay marriage and equal rights for all. (Apr 2010)
David Walker on Civil Rights
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • I believe in affirmative action but not quotas. (Mar 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Aug 2010)
  • CT statutes do not allow same-sex marriage licenses. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Susan Bysiewicz on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Same-sex couples deserve same rights as straight marrieds. (Apr 2012)
  • Require companies to pay women equally for equal work. (Jul 2011)
Linda McMahon on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women". (Jun 2012)
  • Allow gays to openly serve in military, but do it cautiously. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Chris Murphy on Civil Rights
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
  • 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Christopher Shays on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed 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 69% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)

House:


Joe Courtney on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney 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)
  • 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. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Rosa DeLauro on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored enforcing against gender-based wage discrimination. (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)
  • 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)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
Elizabeth Esty on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Enforce equal pay for equal work via Lilly Ledbetter Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Full marriage equality and benefits for gay couples. (Nov 2012)
  • 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 anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Jim Himes on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Supports marriage equality, with all other equal benefits. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
John Larson on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 YES 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)
  • 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 wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Civil Rights
Republican CT Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • Rated “C” by National Review on pro-gay issues. (Jan 2007)
  • Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics. (Nov 2006)
  • Only governor to sign civil unions without a court order. (Sep 2006)
Joseph Lieberman on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 43 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Flag burning is abhorrent, but not a constitutional issue. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow driver’s license for immigrants. (Jan 2004)
  • Support reparation legislations. (Jan 2004)
  • Sunset the Patriot Act. (Nov 2003)
  • Marched with Martin Luther King in 1963; keep dream alive. (Sep 2003)
  • Marched with MLK, fought for voting rights in Mississippi. (May 2003)
  • Opposes laws against gay sex & sodomy; focus on real crime. (May 2003)
  • Better economy helps blacks: Rising tide raises all boats. (May 2003)
  • Support Equal Pay Act for women; plus loans & lawsuits. (Oct 2000)
  • Equalize pay for women; it’s unfair and unacceptable. (Oct 2000)
  • I do support, and will support affirmative action. (Aug 2000)
  • Never supported CA Prop. 209 banning affirmative action. (Aug 2000)
  • Support affirmative action and end all discrimination. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports affirmative action now; but phase it out by 2010. (Aug 2000)
  • Affirmative action is “patently unfair”, in 1995. (Aug 2000)
  • For gay equal employment; against gay marriage. (Aug 2000)
  • Affirmative action divides us. (Aug 2000)
  • Expand “Hate Crimes” to include women, gays, and disabled. (Jun 2000)
  • Participated in MLK’s March On Washington. (May 2000)
  • Express religious faith in schools, within Constitution. (May 2000)
  • 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 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • 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)
Chris Murphy on Civil Rights
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
  • 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
John Rowland on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
Gary Franks on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 NO 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 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
Miriam Masullo on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
  • Against constitutional ban on gay marriage. (Aug 2004)
  • All Americans deserve civil rights. (Apr 2004)
Rob Simmons on Civil Rights
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)
  • 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 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Chris Dodd on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Apply Family & Medical Leave Act to same sex couples. (Aug 2007)
  • Treat same-sex couples equally in all rights except marriage. (Jul 2007)
  • Bury "N" word along with "neglect", "silence", "bigotry". (Jul 2007)
  • Supports civil unions but opposes gay marriage. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (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 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Sponsored bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Sam Gejdenson on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson 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)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Civil Rights
Republican (District 6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 NO 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 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Barbara Kennelly on Civil Rights
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Warrantless wiretapping is acting like they’re above the law. (Jun 2006)
  • Limiting marriage blurs the line between church & state. (May 2006)
  • I am a strong supporter of affirmative action. (May 2006)
  • Hold Bush accountable for warrantless wiretaps. (May 2006)
  • On gay marriage: butt out and leave people alone. (Apr 2006)
  • Don’t compromise Constitutional liberties in war on terror. (Apr 2006)
Jim Maloney on Civil Rights
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney 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)
Alan Schlesinger on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Jul 2006)
  • No gay marriage, but no constitutional ban. (Jul 2006)
Christopher Shays on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed 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 69% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
Rob Simmons on Civil Rights
Republican (District 2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)
  • 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 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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