Jim Dexter on Civil Rights

Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business.

This legislation would have abolished a program that helps businesses owned by women or minorities compete for federally funded transportation.

Dexter says, "In America, everyone must be treated equally. This and similar measures create a privileged class and resentment by those not so favored."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)48; N)52

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture; Bill S.1173 ; vote number 1997-275 on Oct 23, 1997

Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation.

Would have prohibited job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Dexter says, "The government may not discriminate against any job applicant or employee for any reason save a criminal record. But it cannot dictate employment policy for the private sector."

Status: Bill Defeated Y)49; N)50; NV)1

Reference: Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Bill S. 2056 ; vote number 1996-281 on Sep 10, 1996

Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning.

Approval of a constitutional amendment which would prohibit desecration or burning of the U.S. flag.

Dexter says, "The only thing more repugnant to the Constitution than burning the flag is Sen. Hatch's odious attempt to stifle offensive speech or expression."

Status: Joint Res. Defeated Y)63; N)36

Reference: Flag Desecration Bill; Bill S. J. Res. 31 ; vote number 1995-600 on Dec 12, 1995

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