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Jim Giles 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.

Giles says, "Equal protection of law prohibits government interference in the economic decisions of individuals to benefit any particular group."

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.

Giles says, "Restricting choices of individuals in hiring or firing attacks a fundamental freedom."

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.

Giles says, "The First Amendment protects all forms of political speech including burning the United States flag."

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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