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Dennis Daugaard on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Define marriage as one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Ban racial profiling; keep affirmative action for college. (Nov 2000)

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Mike Rounds on Civil Rights
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Marriage should be between a man and a woman. (Nov 2006)
  • No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 1998)
John Thune on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 21% 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)
Rick Weiland on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Favors same-sex marriage. (May 2013)

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Kristi Noem on Civil Rights
Republican (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)

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Mike Rounds on Civil Rights
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Marriage should be between a man and a woman. (Nov 2006)
  • No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 1998)
Tim Johnson on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Base affirmative action on income, not race. (Jan 1996)
  • 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 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • 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 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Larry Pressler on Civil Rights
Independent Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2013)
  • 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)
Bill Janklow on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Tom Daschle on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Civil Rights
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • No same-sex civil unions. (Nov 2006)
  • No affirmative action in government decisions. (Nov 2006)
Stephanie Herseth on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Focus on improving quality of life on Indian reservations. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Bill Janklow on Civil Rights
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Sam Kephart on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 21% 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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