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Dave Heineman on Civil Rights
Republican NE Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (May 2012)
  • No affirmative action in public employment nor contracting. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Ben Nelson on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Strongly favors requiring companies to hire more minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • 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)
  • Rated 11% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 57% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Shane Osborn on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
  • Marriage is only between one man and one woman. (Nov 2013)
Ben Sasse on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • Don't redefine one-man-one-woman marriage. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry on other issues.
  • No judge can redefine marriage between a man and a woman. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Adrian Smith on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
Lee Terry on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • 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 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Civil Rights
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Define marriage as between a man and a woman. (Jun 2008)
  • No affirmative action. (Jun 2008)
  • Nebraska values include traditional marriage. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Jon Bruning on Civil Rights
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • No affirmative action in public employment or contracting. (Nov 2000)
  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2000)
Pat Flynn on Civil Rights
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • Federal Marriage Amendment; no extra rights to gay couples. (Apr 2012)
Mike Johanns on Civil Rights
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Define marriage as between a man and a woman. (Jun 2008)
  • No affirmative action. (Jun 2008)
  • Nebraska values include traditional marriage. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Bob Kerrey on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Don Stenberg on Civil Rights
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Opposes “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Jon Christensen on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Exon on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Exon 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 YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Charlie Matulka on Civil Rights
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Chuck Hagel on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • 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 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)
Scott Kleeb on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Larrick on Civil Rights
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Sexual orientation & gender identity in discrimination laws. (Jun 2008)
  • Allow same-sex couples to marry. (Jun 2008)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Tony Raimondo on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Judges shouldn’t reinterpret marriage. (May 2006)
  • Reduce government regulation of the private sector. (May 2006)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Aug 2005)
  • Active donor to anti-gambling movement. (Aug 2005)
David Kramer on Civil Rights
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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