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Susana Martinez on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

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Jeff Bingaman on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • 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 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% 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)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
Martin Heinrich on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Supports marriage equality; opposes DOMA. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
John Sanchez on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Pushed for years on wage gap between men and women. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 75% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Heather Wilson on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Don't criminalize teasing gays in school; it's free speech. (Apr 2012)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 53% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan 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)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • Legal equality regardless of sexual orientation. (Nov 2012)
  • Advocate for elder rights and women's rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Steve Pearce on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Stand up for traditional marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Extend Domestic Partnership rights as anti-discrimination. (Jan 2010)
  • Won’t accept honorary chair of Boy Scouts due to gay issue. (Sep 2007)
  • Focus on achievable civil unions as a path to full inclusion. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted for DOMA, but now regrets vote; repeal it. (Aug 2007)
  • Included transgender in hate-crimes law. (Aug 2007)
  • Apologizes for “maricon” comment; but look at the record. (Aug 2007)
  • The country isn’t there yet on gay marriage. (Aug 2007)
  • Homosexuality is a choice, but it’s not an issue of science. (Aug 2007)
  • Full civil unions with full marriage rights. (Jul 2007)
  • Diversity isn’t just talking points; it’s facts of life. (Jun 2007)
  • For hate crimes law, domestic partnerships, civil unions. (Jun 2007)
  • Let gay and lesbian servicemembers serve openly. (Jan 2007)
  • Added sexual orientation & gender identity as NM civil right. (Jan 2007)
  • Defeated DOMA in NM by tying it to civil union legislation. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted for federal Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. (Jan 2007)
  • New Mexico is first “majority minority” state. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports minority preferences for government contracts. (Nov 1996)
Hector Balderas on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue. (Jun 2012)
  • Absolutely supports gay marriage. (Aug 2011)
Martin Heinrich on Civil Rights
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Supports marriage equality; opposes DOMA. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Gary Johnson on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Supports separation of religion and state. (Aug 2011)
  • Prostitution is safer when legal and regulated. (Jun 2011)
  • I support gay unions; government out of marriage business. (Apr 2011)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Joe Carraro on Civil Rights
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
  • No civil unions, and no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • No affirmative action in state college nor state hiring. (Nov 2004)
Joe Skeen on Civil Rights
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Gloria Tristani on Civil Rights
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Civil Rights
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • 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 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Francesca Lobato on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Defend traditional marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Sovereign nations should grow an economy that is competitive. (May 2006)
Steve Pearce on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Stand up for traditional marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
David Pfeffer on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Tom Udall on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Pushed for years on wage gap between men and women. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 75% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Heather Wilson on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Don't criminalize teasing gays in school; it's free speech. (Apr 2012)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 53% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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