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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Phil Bryant on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran 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 NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% 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)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Albert N. Gore on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris McDaniel on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roger Wicker on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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 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)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

House:


Gregg Harper on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Alan Nunnelee on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
  • Mississippi Values include traditional marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
Steven Palazzo on Civil Rights
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
Bennie Thompson on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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 NO 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 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 38% 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage. (Jan 2011)
  • ADA should allow flexible state & local compliance. (Apr 1996)
  • When did affirmative action turn into special preferences? (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Civil Rights
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Ban gay couples from adopting. (May 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Haley Barbour on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage. (Jan 2011)
  • ADA should allow flexible state & local compliance. (Apr 1996)
  • When did affirmative action turn into special preferences? (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Define marriage as one man and one woman. (May 2006)
  • Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws. (May 2006)
  • Ok to consider race and gender in government contracts. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Civil Rights
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Ban gay couples from adopting. (May 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Travis Childers on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Erik Fleming on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Consider race for government contracting decisions. (Sep 2006)
Trent Lott on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • 1980s: Defended prohibition on college interracial dating. (Mar 2010)
  • Praised segregationist Strom Thurmond at birthday party. (Nov 2009)
  • Gave speech to CCC, a segregationist group. (Nov 2009)
  • 1962: Turned away racist groups at Ole Miss. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% 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)
Charles Pickering on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Chip Pickering on Civil Rights
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering 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)
  • Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Ronnie Shows on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
Gene Taylor on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 20% 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 56% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Gene Taylor on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 20% 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 56% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Roger Wicker on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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 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)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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