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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Rick Snyder on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rick Snyder on other issues.
  • Against benefits for domestic partners. (Sep 2011)
  • Against gay marriage but supports civil unions. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

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Scotty Boman on Civil Rights
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scotty Boman on other issues.
  • Backs gay marriage. (May 2012)
  • Donít require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
Randy Hekman on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Hekman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Hoekstra on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 27% 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 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Peter Konetchy on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Konetchy on other issues.
  • Don't require hiring more women & minorities. (Aug 2011)
  • No same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Aug 2011)
Terri Lynn Land on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Terri Lynn Land on other issues.
  • Supports MI Protection & Advocacy Services (pro-disabilty). (Sep 2013)
  • Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage. (Jun 2013)
Gary Peters on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Debbie Stabenow on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow 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 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 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)
  • 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 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

House:


Justin Amash on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Strongly support the federal Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Dan Benishek on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Benishek on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Civil Rights
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Bentivolio on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Dave Camp on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Dave Camp on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
John Conyers on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-14): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for John Conyers on other issues.
  • 1971: Original proponent of Martin Luther King holiday. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 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)
  • 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 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 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)
Dave Curson on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 11): Click here for Dave Curson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Dingell on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-15): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for John Dingell 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 79% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 88% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% 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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Bill Huizenga on Civil Rights
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Huizenga on other issues.
  • 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)
Dan Kildee on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dan Kildee on other issues.
  • Unequal pay for women is unfair and unacceptable. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Sander Levin on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-12): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Sander Levin 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 88% 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Thad McCotter on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Thad McCotter on other issues.
  • Justice Dept. shouldn't undermine DOMA. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 53% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Candice Miller on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-10): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Candice Miller 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • 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)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Gary Peters on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Mike Rogers on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rogers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% 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 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Fred Upton on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Fred Upton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • 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 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)
Tim Walberg on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walberg on other issues.
  • Supports the Federal Marriage Amendment. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jennifer Granholm on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor (MI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Granholm on other issues.
  • Support Latino-owned businesses via Buy Michigan First. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports civil unions & domestic partner benefits. (Nov 2006)
Carl Levin on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (MI): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Carl Levin 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 NO on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business. (Mar 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for special-needs evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% 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)
  • 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)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Hansen Clarke on Civil Rights
Former Democrat (until 2012) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hansen Clarke on other issues.
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
Dale Kildee on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-5): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dale Kildee 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 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 75% 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)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
John Engler on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1991-2002): Click here for John Engler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Spencer Abraham on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Abraham 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)
Dick Chrysler on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Dick Chrysler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nick Smith on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Nick Smith on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Jerry Zandstra on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jerry Zandstra on other issues.
  • I believe in meritocracy, not in pandering. (Jan 2006)
James Barcia on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Barcia 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)
Bart Baron on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Bart Baron on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Bonior on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Bonior 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
Mike Bouchard on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bouchard on other issues.
  • Helped pass Michiganís ban on assisted suicide. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes MI Civil Rights Initiative to end racial preferences. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes gay marriage. (Dec 2005)
Keith Butler on Civil Rights
Republican challenger, previously Detroit councilor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Keith Butler on other issues.
  • Opposes quotas or set aside programs for anyone. (Jun 2006)
Vernon Ehlers on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Vernon Ehlers 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 NO 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 27% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 44% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Peter Hoekstra on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 27% 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 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Jack Hoogendyk on Civil Rights
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Hoogendyk on other issues.
  • Make hiring decisions on merit alone. (Jun 2008)
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights law. (Jun 2008)
Carolyn Kilpatrick on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-13): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Kilpatrick 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)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • 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)
Joe Knollenberg on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MI-9): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Joe Knollenberg 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 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 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Bret McAtee on Civil Rights
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for Bret McAtee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Nikitin on Civil Rights
Constitution/Taxpayers Party Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Nikitin on other issues.
  • Donít require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
Lynn Nancy Rivers on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Nancy Rivers 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Mark Schauer on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2010) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Schauer on other issues.
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
Leonard Schwartz on Civil Rights
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Schwartz on other issues.
  • No constitutional nor governmental definition of marriage. (Oct 2006)
  • Racial preferences,created by executive order, are hypocrisy. (Jun 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Civil Rights
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Schwarz 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Bart Stupak on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MI-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bart Stupak 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 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)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 63% 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)
Debbie Stabenow on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow 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 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 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)
  • 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 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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