State of Ohio Archives: on Civil Rights


Michael Pryce: End affirmative action programs

Q: Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?

A: Yes.

Source: Ohio Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Michael Pryce: Marriage only between one man and one woman

Q: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?

A: Yes.

Source: Ohio Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Lee Fisher: Same rights regardless of sexual orientation

I believe all Ohioans & all Americans should have the same opportunities in life to care for their families, earn a living, and serve their country, secure in the knowledge that their government will protect them from discrimination regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or ethnicity.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Lee Fisher: Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women

I have devoted my life to public service, tirelessly advocating for issues important to women and families.

Women are paid on average only 77 percent of what men are paid for the same work; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. In the Senate, Lee will fight to ensure women are fairly compensated for their work. He is a strong supporter of "Equal Pay for Equal Work," the simple premise that women and men doing the same work are entitled to earn the same pay. Lee supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law by President Obama to ensure that victims of wage discrimination can effectively challenge unequal pay. He also supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide more effective remedies to victims of wage discrimination by enhancing enforcement of equal pay requirements.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Steven Driehaus: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage

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

A: Yes.

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

A: No.

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

A: Yes.

Source: 2000 Ohio National Political Awareness Test Nov 4, 2008

Sherrod Brown: Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic

I voted against the Patriot Act. It had a lot of good things in it, but it went too far. The Patriot Act is law now, but we’ve not done what we should do in Afghanistan. We’ve not done what we should do to protect the US. Clearly the focus has been “sta the course” in Iraq, the status quo in Iraq, and that has caused all other parts of the War on Terror-it’s undermined all other parts of the War on Terror, coupled with the fact the intelligence experts are saying the war in Iraq is making us less safe.
Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Eric Fingerhut: Affirmative action is a good outreach strategy

I support affirmative action as an outreach strategy for developing a diverse workforce and student body.
Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Eric Fingerhut: Recognize same-sex civil unions and marriage

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

A: Yes.

Q: Should Ohio restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?

A: No.

Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Joyce Beatty: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college

Q: On Affirmative Action: should state agencies take race and sex into account when making decisions on college and university admissions?

A: Yes.

Q: On public employment?

A: Yes.

Q: On sate contracting?

A: Yes.

Source: Ohio Legislative 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Charlie Wilson: Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges

Source: 1998 Ohio Legislative National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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