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Barry Hinckley on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • First and foremost, gay people are Americans. (Nov 2011)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
Jack Reed on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed 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 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)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Worked entire career for civil rights. (Oct 2006)
  • Regulation of marriage has always been a state issue. (Sep 2006)
  • Don’t use Constitution to divide gay people from others. (Sep 2006)
  • I support gay marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Fight a constitutional ban on gay marriage. (Apr 2006)
  • Repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • 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. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

House:


David Cicilline on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation is wrong. (Nov 2010)
  • Equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
James Langevin on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • 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 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 92% 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Civil Rights
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Civil Rights
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community. (Nov 2010)
  • Gay marriage is a state issue, not for federal constitution. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jan 2000)
  • 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Lincoln Almond on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Myrth York on Civil Rights
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Lincoln Chafee on Civil Rights
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community. (Nov 2010)
  • Gay marriage is a state issue, not for federal constitution. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jan 2000)
  • 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Claiborne Pell on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • 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)
Matt Brown on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • 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 71% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 92% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • 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)
Stephen Laffey on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Find a way to wiretap al-Qaeda members calling into the US. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports civil unions and opposes Constitutional amendment. (Apr 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Meditation ok in schools; prayer is not. (Aug 2006)
  • Imperative against gender, sex, & age discrimination. (Jun 2006)
  • Equal rights for same gender relationships. (Feb 2006)
  • Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • Women & minorities are underrepresented in business. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Don’t require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
Robert Weygand on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand 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)
Chris Young on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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