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Jack Markell on Civil Rights
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Signs civil union rights into law. (Jul 2011)
  • Bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Jul 2009)

Senate:

DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Let state legislatures decide who can get married. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 79% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Decide Indian gaming rules at state level, not DOI. (Jul 1999)
Chris Coons on Civil Rights
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
  • 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)
Christine O`Donnell on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Alex Pires on Civil Rights
Independent Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
  • Women are treated disproportionately poorly. (Oct 2012)
  • Gay people are equal. (Oct 2012)
  • Unequivocal support for legalization of same-sex marriage. (Oct 2012)
Kevin Wade on Civil Rights
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • Marriage is fundamental building block for any community. (Oct 2012)
  • Same-sex marriage is a "fringe issue" and a distraction. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Civil Rights
Democrat (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Civil Rights
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Civil unions yes; marriage no. (Nov 2004)
  • Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas. (Nov 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Michael Castle on Civil Rights
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 56% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Michael Castle on Civil Rights
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 56% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Ray Clatworthy on Civil Rights
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights laws. (Mar 2009)
William Roth on Civil Rights
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • 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)
Ted Kaufman on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Protack on Civil Rights
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports tradition of personal religious expression. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Sep 2006)
  • Separating religious faith from government is misguided. (Aug 2006)
  • The American flag is sacred. (Aug 2006)
Beau Biden on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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