State of Nevada Archives: on Civil Rights


Brian Sandoval: Nevada gave women the right to vote in 1914, ahead of USA

As Nevada prepares to celebrate 150 years of statehood, we must consider how far we have come and prepare for what lies ahead. 2014 is not just the anniversary of Nevada's statehood. It also marks the centennial year of the approval of women's suffrage in our state.

Nevada gave women the right to vote in 1914, five years before the rest of the nation adopted the 19th Amendment in 1919. It is my hope that the celebration of women's suffrage and the commemoration of Nevada's 150th birthday will provide a joint platform for examining who we are--and who we can be.

Nevadans are rightfully proud of their history. We are also cognizant of the world around us. And we are ever mindful of those students whose faces inspire us to plan big for a bright future. Tonight, we can take pride in our progress.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Nevada Legislature Jan 16, 2013

Mark Amodei: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions

Q: Should Nevada recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
  • A: No.
  • Q: Should Nevada restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
  • A: Yes.
    Source: Nevada Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

    Mark Amodei: Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces

    Affirmative Action:

    Q: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on: College and university admissions?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Public employment?

    A: Yes.

    Q: State contracting?

    A: Yes.

    Source: Nevada Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

    Kenny Guinn: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges

    Q: Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity, or gender be taken into account in state agencies’ decisions on:

    Q: College and university admissions

    A: Yes.

    Q: Public employment

    A: Yes.

    Q: State contracting

    A: Yes.

    Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

    Kenny Guinn: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws

    Q: Do you believe that the Nevada government should include sexual orientation in Nevada’s anti-discrimination laws?

    A: Yes.

    Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

    Kenny Guinn: Opposes recognizing same-sex marriages

    Q: Do you believe that the Nevada government should recognize same-sex marriages?

    A: No.

    Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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