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Jason Carter on Civil Rights
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Carter on other issues.
  • Look out for all the people, not just some of the people. (Feb 2014)
Nathan Deal on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal 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 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

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Paul Broun on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Phil Gingrey on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey on other issues.
  • 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 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Karen Handel on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Karen Handel on other issues.
  • 2010: Woman running for governor "raised some eyebrows". (Sep 2012)
  • Cultural outreach via Circle of Promise & Lazos Que Perduran. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce marriage as one man and one woman. (Aug 2010)
  • "War on women" coined by feminist Left to attack Right. ()
  • Sponsored gay group event for Log Cabin Republicans. ()
Johnny Isakson on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 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 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 11% 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)
Jack Kingston on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Michelle Nunn on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Nunn on other issues.
  • Support equal pay, and do it now. (Jul 2014)
  • Let states and individual churches decide on gay marriage. (Jul 2013)
David Perdue on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Perdue on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Perdue's company sued for gender pay discrimination. (Aug 2014)
  • Uphold Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. (Feb 2014)
  • Protect traditional marriage. (Jul 2013)

House:


John Barrow on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (GA-12): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Barrow on other issues.
  • Keeping our nation safe doesn’t mean sacrificing our freedom. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Sanford Bishop on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (GA-2): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Sanford Bishop 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 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)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • 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 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Investigate mortgage discrimination in veterans & disabled. (Jan 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
  • 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)
Doug Collins on Civil Rights
Republican (District 9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Doug Collins on other issues.
  • 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. (Oct 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
Tom Graves on Civil Rights
Republican (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Graves on other issues.
  • Defend traditional marriage & North Georgia values. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Jody Hice on Civil Rights
Republican Nominee (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jody Hice on other issues.
  • Gays can get married, just not to one another. (Jul 2014)
  • Husband's authority over whether a wife has political power. (Jul 2014)
  • Islam's geopolitics not protected by First Amendment. (Jan 2012)
  • Purpose of hate-crime legislation: normalize homosexuality. (Jan 2012)
Hank Johnson on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Hank Johnson 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognizing 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
  • 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)
John Lewis on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (GA-5): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for John Lewis on other issues.
  • Gay marriage restrictions stink same as racism. (Mar 2010)
  • Got in the way of 1950s discrimination. (Nov 2006)
  • Arrested and jailed 40 times as civil rights leader. (Oct 2001)
  • As child, petitioned to get library card when denied by race. (Oct 2001)
  • Beating while Alabama march leader sparked Voting Rights Act. (Oct 2001)
  • 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)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • 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 94% 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • 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)
Barry Loudermilk on Civil Rights
Republican Nominee (District 11): Click here for Barry Loudermilk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Price on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Price on other issues.
  • 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 NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Austin Scott on Civil Rights
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Austin Scott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
David Scott on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (GA-13): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for David Scott 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 NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 83% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Lynn Westmoreland on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Westmoreland on other issues.
  • Display the Ten Commandments in public historical settings. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Rob Woodall on Civil Rights
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Woodall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Sonny Perdue on Civil Rights
Republican GA Governor: Click here for Sonny Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 11% 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)
Bob Barr on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger (District 11): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bob Barr on other issues.
  • Gave speech to CCC, a segregationist group. (Nov 2009)
  • I authored DOMA, but now it should be repealed. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace DOMA with state decisions on gay marriage. (Jan 2009)
  • Patriot Act erodes our civil liberties. (Nov 2008)
  • Criticizes efforts to restrict rights of homosexuals. (Jun 2008)
  • Applying habeas in Guantanamo reaffirms fundamental liberty. (Jun 2008)
  • Authored Defense of Marriage Act. (May 2008)
  • Threats to liberty in post-9/11 world require libertarianism. (May 2008)
  • The Nanny State is getting increasingly intrusive. (Apr 2008)
  • Took post with ACLU based on fundamental common interests. (Dec 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)
  • Sponsored bill for "Privacy Impact Statement" on new rules. (Apr 2002)
Paul Broun on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Phil Gingrey on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey on other issues.
  • 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 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Mike Keown on Civil Rights
Former GOP Challenger (2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Keown on other issues.
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Jack Kingston on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Roy Barnes on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roy Barnes on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Allen Buckley on Civil Rights
Libertarian challenger (2008): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allen Buckley on other issues.
  • Let companies hire whomever they desire. (Jun 2004)
  • No changes in Constitution for gay marriage. (May 2004)
Max Burns on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2004) (District 12): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Max Burns on other issues.
  • 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)
Max Cleland on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Max Cleland on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Mac Collins on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • 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 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Mac Collins on Civil Rights
Former Republican (until 2005) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • 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 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Paul Coverdell on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Paul Coverdell 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)
Newt Gingrich on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Loyalty test for everyone, not just for Muslims. (Aug 2011)
  • I helped author DOMA; if it fails, amend Constitution. (Jun 2011)
  • Army & Marines wanted Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell. (Jun 2011)
  • Stop forcing same-sex marriage on religious organizations. (Jun 2011)
  • Helped oust Iowa justices who approved same-sex marriage. (May 2011)
  • Repeal hate speech legislation including campus speech codes. (May 2010)
  • ACLU lawsuits designed to drain resources of Boy Scouts. (Feb 2008)
  • Five justices banned school prayer against American majority. (Dec 2006)
  • Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage. (Oct 2005)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
  • ACLU has become eccentric and destructive. (Jul 1998)
  • NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds. (Jul 1998)
  • Shocked by legal segregation in 1960s Georgia. (Jul 1996)
  • Individual rights trump group rights. (Jul 1996)
  • 1968: Led college protest over suppressing racy newspaper. (Jun 1995)
  • America is multi-ethnic but not multi-cultural. (Jun 1995)
  • Affirmative action OK individually, but not by group. (Jun 1995)
  • Half-sister, a lesbian lobbyist: "Newt promotes tolerance". (Jun 1995)
Denise Majette on Civil Rights
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Supports affirmative action. (Jul 2002)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jul 2002)
  • 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)
Denise Majette on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Supports affirmative action. (Jul 2002)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jul 2002)
  • 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)
Zell Miller on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Zell Miller on other issues.
  • 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 25% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Sam Nunn on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sam Nunn on other issues.
  • 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 NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Mary Squires on Civil Rights
2004 former Democratic challenger; State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Squires on other issues.
  • Equality regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. (Jun 2004)
Dale Cardwell on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dale Cardwell on other issues.
  • Same-sex civil unions ok; but not marriage. (Jun 2008)
Saxby Chambliss on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 11% 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)
Nathan Deal on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal 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 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Johnny Isakson on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 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 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 11% 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)
Vernon Jones on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vernon Jones on other issues.
  • Constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Jul 2008)
Rand Knight on Civil Rights
Democrat Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Knight on other issues.
  • Treat people equally, regardless of sexual orientation. (Jun 2008)
  • No federal or state Constitutional definition of marriage. (Jun 2008)
Josh Lanier on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Josh Lanier on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Linder on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (GA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Linder 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Jim Marshall on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (GA-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Marshall 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 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 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 69% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Jim Martin on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Martin on other issues.
  • Support affirmative action consistent with federal law. (Nov 2000)
  • Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage. (Nov 2000)
Cynthia McKinney on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia McKinney on other issues.
  • Keep affirmative action in college admissions. (Feb 2008)
  • Supports gay adoptions. (Feb 2008)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act and end Islamophobia. (Jan 2008)
  • Reparations for former slaves, as promised & never delivered. (Jan 2008)
  • Introduced MLK Records Act, to unseal assassination files. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports reparations for slavery. (Aug 2001)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 80% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Charlie Norwood on Civil Rights
Republican (District 10): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Norwood 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)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Mike Thurmond on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Thurmond on other issues.
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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