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Peter Shumlin on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally. (Nov 2011)
  • Apply laws equally to gays and all groups. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% 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)
  • 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)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
John MacGovern on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
  • Don't mandate private business pay levels for women. (May 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Civil Rights
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 93% 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 97% 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)
  • 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)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

House:


Peter Welch on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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)
  • 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 anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Civil Rights
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Civil Rights
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Sponsored Employment NonDiscrimination Act for gays. (May 2001)
  • Continue federal affirmative action programs. (Jul 2000)
  • Apply hate-crime rules to gender, race, & sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Oppose Gender-based wage discrimination. (Jun 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)
  • 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)
  • Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business. (Mar 2004)
Jack McMullen on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
  • Stop activist judges from compelling gay marriage. (Aug 2004)
Len Britton on Civil Rights
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Len Britton on other issues.
  • Personally opposed to gay marriage, but let states decide. (Jul 2010)
  • Not opposed to repealing DADT, but let military decide how. (Jul 2010)
Larry Drown on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Civil Rights
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Affirmative action ok, but without requirement. (Mar 2010)
  • Same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action. (Jun 2006)
  • Constitutional ban on gay marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Homeland Security without sacrificing our God-given rights. (Jan 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • Don’t use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Marriage should be one man & one woman, but no Amendment. (Jun 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Civil Rights
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 93% 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 97% 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)
  • 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)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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