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Sean Parnell on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mead Treadwell on Civil Rights
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • I will defend traditional marriage. (Oct 2013)

Senate:

AK 2014: 2014 AK Senate debate


Mark Begich on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Added sexual orientation to Anchorage non-discrimination law. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Joe Miller on Civil Rights
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Opposes ENDA; ok to decide whether a business serves gays. (Mar 2014)
  • Let states decide about gay rights & minority rights. (Mar 2014)
  • No openly gay members in the military. (Sep 2010)
  • End affirmative action programs. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Civil Rights
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Protect the flag with a Constitutional Amendment. (Jun 2004)
  • Succeeded in getting Veterans Wheelchair Games. (Jun 2004)
  • Support Alaska/native hire on government projects. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Dan Sullivan on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
  • Opposes gay marriage. (Apr 2014)
Mead Treadwell on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • I will defend traditional marriage. (Oct 2013)

House:


Don Young on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Civil Rights
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Tony Knowles on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • No special legislative session on same-sex health benefits. (Nov 2006)
  • Don’t deny healthcare benefits to homosexual couples. (Aug 2006)
  • Marriage definition should be by states, not US Constitution. (Aug 2004)
  • Oppose the Patriot Act-it undermines freedoms. (Jun 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Sarah Palin on Civil Rights
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • 1996: Disapproved of gay-parent books in public library. (Sep 2011)
  • 2006: No choice but to comply with same-sex partner benefits. (Sep 2011)
  • Women's movement was "seat at table"; now "control table". (Nov 2010)
  • I am a feminist, and grateful beneficiary of Title IX. (Nov 2010)
  • Slavery in Constitution was a lasting shame for a century. (Nov 2010)
  • America follows faith in how we treat special needs kids. (Nov 2010)
  • 2008: Increased McCain's popularity among women by 20%. (Jan 2010)
  • College roommate openly lives in same-sex marriage. (Nov 2009)
  • Respected court ruling allowing same-sex state benefits. (Nov 2009)
  • Criticism of $150K wardrobe was deliberately sexist. (Nov 2009)
  • Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Nov 2009)
  • First female mayor of Wasilla; first female governor of AK. (Oct 2008)
  • Non-support of anything but traditional marriage. (Oct 2008)
  • I’m a feminist; equal rights for women. (Sep 2008)
  • Equal pay for equal work; but not Ledbetter Act. (Sep 2008)
  • Hillary put 18 million cracks in glass ceiling. (Sep 2008)
  • Would like support from women’s groups, but won’t woo them. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional. (Aug 2008)
  • ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities. (Jul 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis. (Mar 2008)
  • Recognize Martin Luther King holiday. (Jan 2008)
  • Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement. (Dec 2006)
  • Marriage only between one man and one woman. (Nov 2006)
  • Value our cultural diversity. (Nov 2006)
  • Prefers term “anti-rural” to “anti-Native”. (Nov 2006)
  • Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits. (Nov 2006)
  • Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples. (Aug 2006)
  • No spousal benefits for same-sex couples. (Jul 2006)
  • Top priorities include preserving definition of “marriage”. (Jul 2006)
Jim Sykes on Civil Rights
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Fought for native Alaskan subsistence rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Support same-sex civil marriage. (Jun 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Civil Rights
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • Require companies to hire more women & minorities. (May 2010)
  • Same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (May 2010)
Dave Cuddy on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • No outside interest should impedes who we love. (Jul 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Civil Rights
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rick Sikma on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • Affirmative action is reverse discrimination. (Jun 2008)
  • Sexual orientation is not a civil right. (Jun 2008)
Ted Stevens on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Vic Vickers on Civil Rights
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
  • Never burn down the barn of liberties to get one rat. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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