State of Georgia Archives: on Civil Rights


Vernon Jones: Constitutional amendment defining marriage

Q: Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?

A: Yes.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Alan Keyes: Public display of the Ten Commandments is a state’s right

Some members of Congress are at work on bills that, using the power the Constitution gives them, will remove from the purview of the federal courts that ought to be reserved to the states and the people by the First Amendment! They have no right to tell us we cannot pray! They have no power to tell us we cannot put the Ten Commandments in our schools and in our public buildings! They have no constitutional authority to stand in the way of our reverence for God in and through our state institutions!
Source: Rally in Blairsville, Georgia Oct 21, 2003

Jim Martin: Support affirmative action consistent with federal law

Q: On Affirmative Action: Which of the following state agencies should take race and sex into account when making employment decisions?

A: Support affirmative action programs which are consistent with federal law.

Source: 2000 Georgia National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Jim Martin: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage

Q: Should Georgia include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Q: Should Georgia recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: Yes.

Q: Should Georgia restrict marriage to a relationship only between a man and a woman?

Source: 2000 Georgia National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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