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Earl Ray Tomblin on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • WV already blocks same-sex marriage; no need for amendment. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

WV 2014: 2014 WV Senate debate


Shelley Moore Capito on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Co-chairs Women’s Caucus “Women in Business” Team. (Jul 2001)
  • 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)
  • 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 7% 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 44% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
Joe Manchin III on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Pat McGeehan on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Civil unions ok; anti-discrimination laws not ok. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (May 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • First female Mountaineer mascot & first Secretary of State. (Jan 2013)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Co-chairs Women’s Caucus “Women in Business” Team. (Jul 2001)
  • 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)
  • 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 7% 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 44% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
David McKinley on Civil Rights
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 83% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Nick Rahall on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 NO 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)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
John Rockefeller on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (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 YES 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 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Cecil Underwood on Civil Rights
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Restrict and regulate video gambling. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Civil Rights
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • Supports marriage between a man and a woman. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Civil Rights
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • No affirmative action; less government in job sector. (Aug 2008)
  • Defend the fundamental institution of marriage. (Jun 2008)
Robert Byrd on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Former member of the Ku Klux Klan. (Nov 2009)
  • Homosexuality is a sin; no gays in military. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO 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 YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 22% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Carte Goodwin on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Require citizens of certain races to carry National ID Card. (Feb 2006)
  • Marriage is union between a man and a woman. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Restrict and regulate video gambling. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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